Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. They’ve given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. In Buzz, Thor Hanson shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you’ll never overlook them again.
WINNER OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR PHI BETA KAPPA AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE AAAS/SUBARU PRIZE
MAIL ON SUNDAY SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR (U.K.)
SHORTLISTED FOR INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP WEEK AWARD (U.K.)
"Popular science writing at its intelligent best."
- The Economist
"Hanson's book is sweet, sweet music."
- Natural History
"Charming . . . Hanson is an upbeat and often humorous guide . . . If you have time to read one book on what is happening with modern bees, you can't do better than Buzz"
"Mr. Hanson is an insightful observer of evolution, at his most elegant when digging deep intothe science . . . Mr. Hanson’s senses are, indeed, sharp when observing the natural world."
- The Wall Street Journal
"Popular science at its most accessible: fun, fascinating and full of engaging pen portraits of the scientists and bee enthusiasts he meets in the course of his research."
- The Guardian (UK)
"Buzz is illuminating, inspiring, and irresistable. In short: the bee's knees."
- The Mail on Sunday (UK)