Buzz, with Thor Hanson
Join us when Eagle Harbor Book favorite Thor Hanson ( Feathers and The Triumph of Seeds) brings us a fascinating historical, cultural, and biological look at the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round. His new book, Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees is a delightful must-read for anyone who loves honey, pollination, or the planet's most successful vegetarian insect. And it is an important book at a time when questions about insect crashes are in the news.
Hanson will be at the bookstore on Friday, July 13, 6:30pm.
Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing.
As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you'll never overlook them again.