By Claire Preston
The bee isn't really a household animal, but our dating with this creature is among the longest-standing among humanity and the other species. because the earliest instances the original production and architectural skills of the bee and its awesome social association were considered as awesome. due to this historic dating, bees continually hold profound cultural meanings that could let us know a lot approximately who we're. Bees also are the topic of a big physique of legend through the temperate international; no much less impressive is the usual heritage of the bee, and the ways that its organic and social association were tailored and inspired by way of mankind looking for honey.
Claire Preston’s Bee follows the usual and cultural background of our courting with the bee and the improvement of those legends, from historical political descriptions of the bee to Renaissance debates approximately monarchy, and the accompanying clinical discoveries approximately bugs, to the trendy conversion of the virtuous, civil bee into the harmful swarm of the Hollywood horror flick, and at last to the depression acceptance that the medical learn of bee habit provides us a caution to pay attention our personal lousy applied sciences of destruction.
Written in a full of life, attractive type, and containing many desirable bee proof, anecdotes, fables, and pictures, Bee can be a wide-ranging, highly-illustrated meditation at the common and cultural heritage of this normal and much-admired insect. it is going to attract a large viewers: those that paintings with bees and in honey construction; those that enjoy this industrious creature and its complex, miniature society; and people too who've an curiosity within the means animals resembling the bee have woven themselves into the cloth of our tradition.
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