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Description - A Sting in the Tale (The Birds and the Bees) by Dave Goulson

The Birds and the Bees series from Vintage Classics - beautiful editions of the finest British nature writing

**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**

One man's quest to save the bumblebee...

Dave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into the mysterious ways of the bumblebee and his mission to protect our rarest bees.

Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee is now extinct in the UK, but still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, descended from a few queen bees shipped over in the nineteenth century. A Sting in the Tale tells the story of Goulson's passionate drive to reintroduce it to its native land and contains groundbreaking research into these curious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee, the disastrous effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781784871116
ISBN-10: 1784871117
Format: Paperback / softback
(178mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-May-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dave Goulson

Dave Goulson studied biology at Oxford University and is now Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sussex. He has spent the last twenty years studying bumblebees, and has published over 250 scientific articles on their biology. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, A Sting in the Tale, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, and A Buzz in the Meadow.

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