A Sting in the Tale

A Sting in the Tale - The Birds and the Bees

Paperback (05 May 2016) | English

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Synopsis

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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Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784871116
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 595.799
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxx, 288
Weight: 240g
Height: 132mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 23mm