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Author Jacobsen, Rowan.

Title Fruitless fall : the collapse of the honey bee and the coming agricultural crisis / Rowan Jacobsen.

Imprint New York : Bloomsbury, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  638.15 J17    ---  Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 279 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-264) and index.
Contents Prologue: Florida, November 2006 -- Breakfast in America -- How the honey bee conquered the world -- Collapse -- Whodunit -- Slow poison -- Florida, November 2007 -- The almond orgy -- Bees on the verge of a nervous breakdown -- Resilience and the Russians -- The birth of beauty -- Fruitless fall -- Epilogue: First frost -- Appendices: The African paradox -- Keeping bees -- Cultivating a pollinator garden -- The healing power of honey.
Summary Traces the significant 2007 and 2008 reductions in honeybee populations, identifying the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder to explain the link between bee pollination and industrial agriculture and predict dangerous reductions in food output.
Subject Honeybee -- Diseases -- United States.
Colony collapse disorder of honeybees -- United States.
ISBN 9781596915374 (hardcover)
1596915374 (hardcover)
9781596916395 (pbk.)
1596916397 (pbk.)
Standard No. NZ1 12461564
AU@ 000043189320

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