“At last an authoritative account of the vanishing bees: one of the most puzzling environmental problems of recent times. . . . at once a great detective story and an object lesson of how to live in harmony with the living planet, our home.” --Thomas E. Lovejoy,
"The loss of the bees is a four-fold tragedy: for the beekeepers, the growers, the consumers and of course for the bees themselves. Michael Schacker's fascinating and enlightening book is an important new look at the great mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder." --Dr. James Amrine, former president of the Acarological Society of America, Medical Entomologist, West Virginia University
From the Back Cover
Almost fifty years after Rachel Carson called our attention to the dangers of pesticides like DDT, the world faces a similar environmental disaster. In a riveting detective story that melds science and politics, Michael Schacker examines the evidence for Colony Collapse Disorder―which is wiping out beehives across America and beyond at an alarming rate―and offers a plan to save the bees. Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring before it, A Spring without Bees is a compelling cautionary tale and a clarion call for action.
“A must-read for all of us who want to live in a sustainable and regenerating world for many generations to come.”―Anthony Rodale, Chairman Emeritus, The Rodale Institute
“Michael Schacker’s fascinating and enlightening book is an important new look at the great mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder.”―Dr. James Amrine, former President of the Acarological Society of America
“A Spring without Bees . . . sounds an urgent call to action on behalf of one of our economy’s tiniest laborers, but also asks that we rethink the environmental consequences of the entire way we do business.”―Jeff Ruch, Executive Director, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility