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A Cabinet of Curiosities by

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Hardcover, Published in Aug 2014 by Quiller Publishing

ISBN10: 1846891922 | ISBN13: 9781846891922

Page count: 256

A  comprehensive study of the bee's place in human society from prehistoric cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets, through to our contemporary world

Covering everything about the relationships between human society and bees, this book is filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping, myth, religion, politics, philosophy, and folklore, plus a selection of verse and a rich variety of illustrations ranging from scientific etchings to modern photographs. It also offers an in-depth look at bees' complex society and their present plight. The ongoing political and scientific controversies regarding pesticides and other threats are also discussed, given the bee's importance as plant pollinator in agriculture and the wild.

The Author

Elizabeth Birchall has long been interested in bee lore and mythology. She was born in Newark-on-Trent and has had a wide and varied life - from market gardener to Wren aircraft mechanic, before training as a social worker and eventually taking up a research fellowship at Stirling University investigating inter-professional cooperation in child protection. As practitioner, manager and policy researcher, she wrote books and articles for various professional journals. Having lived and worked in many parts of the UK, on retirement she returned to a much-loved Cotswold village to write poetry, her work appearing in many anthologies and poetry journals.

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