A Sting in the Tale (The Birds and the Bees), Paperback Book

A Sting in the Tale (The Birds and the Bees) Paperback

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The Birds and the Bees series was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural world.

As a small boy, Dave Goulson was obsessed with wildlife - from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets to his ill-fated experiments with taxidermy.

But it was the bumblebee that fascinated him the most.

Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee was driven to extinction in Britain by intensive farming practices.

With ground-breaking research into these curious creatures, A Sting in the Tale tells the story of Goulson's passionate drive to reintroduce them to their native land.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE.

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