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ISBN-13: 978-0062306463 ISBN-10: 0062306464 Edition: Reprint

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About the Author

Laurence Packer obtained a B.A. in zoology from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He has been at York University since 1988, where he is currently a professor of biology. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062306464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062306463
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Quintus Horatius Flaccus on December 14, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is a great bit of nature/science/travel writing. Who knew there were so many kinds of bees, in so many places? Packer has traveled the world hunting for new or little known species of bees, and has many great stories to tell.

It's also an important book - many bees are under threat due to human activities, but reading doom-and-gloom accounts won't motivate most people. This is a joyous work by someone who really loves his subject, that still gives you the serious facts - a most pleasant way to learn about important issues facing the world. Plus, the book gives you all kinds of ideas for things you can do in your garden or town to help bees survive.

Personal bias noted: I'm a friend of Laurence Packer's, and have been enjoying his story-telling about his travels for years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R in Oregon on January 13, 2015
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I read this book because I wanted to know more about types of bees besides the honeybee. The author is engaging and humorous. He obviously has a large amount of respect for his students and colleagues in the field. I really enjoyed reading this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David A. Dresser on September 12, 2014
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I thought that I knew a lot about bees but when I read this book, I discovered my ignorance. I learned a great deal about bees that I had not heard anything about regardless of their immense importance. We have been careless about the creatures that sustain so many of our interests. The productivity of farms and orchards is utterly dependent on bees and yet we cause them to die off in hundreds of thousands. Lawrence Packer has provided important information that we must have to protect these pollinators.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erik Brown on January 19, 2015
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Enjoyable book and lots of facts about bees. I had trouble following along at times, which is why I gave it four stars. Each chapter is organized around a capability of bees, which struck me as a bit awkward since numerous species from around the world are presented in the same chapter. As a result it is hard to follow a cohesive story through the book. Definitely chocked full of bee facts, and the final chapter summarizes what we can do to help the bees, which I quite liked.
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I was already into bees, their interesting lives and their importance in our food system. Laurence Packer writes in such a way that one unfamiliar with bee biology understands the importance of these pollinators. I throughly enjoyed Packer's stories intertwined with the point he was reaching in each chapter. After reading this book it wanted me to read more books about bee social behavior and take a more active interest in bees.

Packer does not just focus on the common honey bee or bumblebee but all types of bees. He shows the reader that each bee species plays a critical role in a part of their environment. Without certain types of bees the world would have less food and less flowers. He brings up intriguing ideas that have to be chewed on to be fully digested. This book shows his mastery of bees and he brings it to a level that someone who hates bees will realize the necessary role bees play and be more comfortable with the bees.

At times he gets political but his purpose in the book is clearly to save the bees and to raise awareness for others to demand that bees get more attention. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend to any person that has an interest in food, bees, insects, or nature in general. There is much to learn and this book is a perfect introduction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rural girl on December 3, 2014
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well written, extremely interesting book on pollinators from around the world - quite anthropological as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mudskipper on September 19, 2014
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Accessible and very well written, a must read!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Scrogin on July 30, 2014
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Very informative.In the last chapter the author tells us what we can do to help the honey and native bees. If you like to eat,you'll want to become informed.
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