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Hive
By Bee Wilson

The Hive

The Story of the Honeybee and Us

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Hive by Bee Wilson

Book Description

Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature: social, industrious, beautiful, terrifying. No other creature has inspired in humans an identification so passionate, persistent or fantastical. In this gem of a book, award-winning writer Bee Wilson explores the magical world of the honeybee. From the hive to honey, from beekeepers to honeymooners, via Aristotle, Shakespeare, Napoleon and Sherlock Holmes, here is a book that delights and surprises at every turn. And there is even a recipe or two.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719565984
ISBN-10: 0719565987
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 131mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Bee Wilson

First Bite by Bee Wilson First Bite, Paperback (December 2016)

Fortnum & Mason Food Book of the Year 2016 We are not born knowing what to eat. We all have to learn it as children sitting expectantly at a table. For our diets to change, we need to relearn the food experiences that first shaped us.

How to Jug a Hare by Bee Wilson How to Jug a Hare, Hardback (March 2015)

Trawling through the archives, features writer Sarah Rainey, has read through the great and the good as well as the more nostalgic recipes and culinary contemplations.

Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson Consider the Fork, Paperback (October 2013)

Explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live. This title tells the story of how we have tamed fire and ice, wielded whisks, spoons, graters, mashers, pestles and mortars, all in the name of feeding ourselves.

Sandwich by Bee Wilson Sandwich, Hardback (September 2010)

Sandwich: A Global History is the first book-length history of a seemingly humble food. Bee Wilson unravels the mystery of how the Fourth Earl of Sandwich could have 'invented' this most elementary way of eating, as well as describing sandwiches around the world, from the decadent meatball hoagie to the dainty cucumber sandwich.

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Author Biography - Bee Wilson

Bee Wilson is a food writer and historian. For five years she was the food critic of the New Statesman and now writes a weekly food column for the Sunday Telegraph. In 2002 she was named Radio 4 food writer of the year. She is currently a research fellow in the History of Ideas at St John's College, Cambridge. She is married, with two children.

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