Outdoor Conversations Book Group - Buzz by Thor Hanson
The Outdoor Conversations Series is evolving at Rediscovered Books in an effort to expand our offerings and discover new writers of both fiction and non-fiction. We will continue to focus on books that connect readers with the wilderness and to provide more association between our community and the Idaho Outdoors.
Join us for a moderated discussion on Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson
February 19, 2019
180 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.
Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing.
As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you'll never overlook them again.