The history of bees

The history of bees
Lunde, Maja
  • Item Type: Book - LUND
  • Published: 2017
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England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive -- one that will give both him and his children honour and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper and fights an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao's young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident -- and is kept in the dark about his whereabouts and condition -- she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought provoking story that is just as much about the powerful relationships between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.

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Parent and child--Fiction.
Extinction (Biology)--Fiction.


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9781471165689 (paperback)

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Lunde, Maja,


The history of bees / Maja Lunde ; translation, Diane Oatley.

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London : Scribner, 2017.

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337 pages ; 24 cm.

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Originally published in Norwegian as by Aschelhoug, Oslo, 2015.


Translated from the Norwegian.

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Parent and child--Fiction.

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Extinction (Biology)--Fiction.

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Oatley, Dianne,

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