The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus

The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

byHannah Nordhaus

Paperback | May 24, 2011

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“You’llnever think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits (and nuts) of their laborsthe same way again.” —Trevor Corson, author of The Secret Life of Lobsters

Award-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America’s foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honeybee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honeybees play in American agribusiness, the maintenance of our food chain, and the very future of the nation. With an intimate focus and incisive reporting, in a book perfect for fans of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire,and John McPhee’s Oranges, Nordhaus’s stunning exposé illuminates one the most critical issues facing the world today,offering insight, information, and, ultimately, hope.

About The Author

Hannah Nordhaus is the author of the critically acclaimed national bestsellerThe Beekeeper's Lament, which was a PEN Center USA Book Awards finalist, a Colorado Book Awards finalist, and a National Federation of Press Women Book Award winner. She has written for theFinancial Times, theLos Angeles Times,Outsidemagazine, theTimes Literar...

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Title:The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:May 24, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006187325X

ISBN - 13:9780061873256

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“Rollicking, buzzing, and touching meditation on mortality....You’ll never think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits (and nuts) of their labors the same way again.”