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A Sting in the Tale (Paperback)

Dave Goulson


This is a Sunday Times bestseller. It is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize. 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.

Product Details

  • Product code: AJPDI
  • ISBN: 9780099575122
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 20.3cm x 14.4cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 24 00:00:00 BST 2014
  • Book points: 9

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Incredibly informative and enjoyable. If you have the slightest interest in the world around you, please read this at the earliest opportunity. An ideal gift for anyone who likes David Attenborough or Gerald Durrell. Or non-readers!

Elinor , Tue Aug 19 17:31:04 BST 2014

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