Score: 4.5
From 73 Ratings

In Praise of the Bees


  • Author: Kristin Gleeson
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 590145 Bytes


Ireland 590 A.D.A woman is found by a track, nearly dead from appalling wounds and remembers nothing. Her terror and her injuries are so great that she is given sanctuary in Mother Gobnait's unusual community of nuns, while all around her a war is being waged in which she is a pawn. The women name her Aine.Disturbing fragments of Áine's memory begin to surface, and in desperation she asks to remain in the safety of the community, but is it really safe for her anywhere?It is only after events take another terrible turn that Áine is forced to discover who she really is and make life-changing choices – but will they prove to be her undoing?A literary novel inspired by real women - complex female characters who strain against the cruel chains and cri...

In Praise of Bees


  • Author: Elizabeth Birchall
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • File Size: 21054609 Bytes


This fascinating and comprehensive book explores the bee's place in human society from prehistoric cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world - a cabinet whose drawers are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping, myth, religion, politi, philosophy and folklore. There is a selection of verse and a rich variety of illustrations ranging from Old Masters and scientific etchings to modern photographs. An in-depth look at bees' complex society and their present plight, the ongoing political and scientific to and fro regarding pesticides and other threats are also discussed, given the bee's importance as plant pollinator in agriculture and the wild....

In Praise of the Bees
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

In Praise of the Bees


  • Author : Kristin Gleeson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0993156762


In Praise of the Bees Book Description :

Ireland 590 A.D. A woman is found by a track, nearly dead from appalling wounds and remembers nothing. Her terror and her injuries are so great that she is given sanctuary in Mother Gobnait's unusual community of nuns, while all around her a war is being waged in which she is a pawn. The women name her Aine. Disturbing fragments of Aine's memory begin to surface, and in desperation she asks to remain in the safety of the community, but is it really safe for her anywhere? It is only after events take another terrible turn that Aine is forced to discover who she really is and make life-changing choices - but will they prove to be her undoing? A literary novel inspired by real women - complex female characters who strain against the cruel chains and cri...

In Praise of Bees

In Praise of Bees


  • Author : Elizabeth Birchall
  • Publisher : Quiller Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1846891922


In Praise of Bees Book Description :

This fascinating and comprehensive book explores the bee's place in human society from prehistoric cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world - a cabinet whose drawers are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping, myth, religion, politics, philosophy and folklore. There is a selection of verse and a rich variety of illustrations ranging from Old Masters and scientific etchings to modern photographs. An in-depth look at bees' complex society and their present plight, the ongoing political and scientific to and fro regarding pesticides and other threats are also discussed, given the bee's importance as plant pollinator in agriculture and the wild....

Birds  Bees  and Me

Birds Bees and Me


  • Author : Collin Brice
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-05-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781725263727


Birds Bees and Me Book Description :

As does the soul of a gay, celibate Christian, the book Birds, Bees, and Me makes its home at the junction of spirituality and sexuality. From adolescence on, navigating the confusion of these topics with the ambiguity of a queer sort of Christianity is both awkward and heart-wrenchingly lonely. Birds, Bees, and Me is here to provide snapshots throughout the journey of one Christian boy who found himself exclusively attracted to other men. The narrative moves forward and backward through the speaker’s life in order to paint a picture of the shattered pieces of himself that must be picked up throughout the years. Suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, and self-hatred all ensue cyclically with each new discovery and paradigm shift as the author begins to ...

The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting


  • Author : Eva Crane
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415924677


The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting Book Description :

This is the first book to explore in detail the world history of humankind's use of bees from prehistoric times to the present day. Both rock art and recent field studies have shown how honey hunters obtained their harvest from bees' nests. Honey has always been the chief prize, but bee brood has been eaten as meat, and beeswax has been utilized in many technologies. Bees, honey, and wax have special symbolic significance in both early beliefs and later world religions. But perhaps bees' greatest benefit has been their pollination of crops....

The History of Bees
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The History of Bees


  • Author : Maja Lunde
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501161391


The History of Bees Book Description :

“Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey” (Elle), and in the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this “spectacular and deeply moving” (Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author) novel follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand p...

The Bees
Score: 4
From 66 Ratings

The Bees


  • Author : Laline Paull
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443433600


The Bees Book Description :

Born into the lowest class of an ancient hierarchical society, Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, an Untouchable, whose labour is at her ancient orchard hive's command. As part of the collective, she is taught to accept, obey and serve. Altruism is the highest virtue, and worship of her beloved Queen, the only religion. Her society is governed by the priestess class, questions are forbidden and all thoughts belong to the Hive Mind. But Flora is not like other bees. Her curiosity is a dangerous flaw, especially once she is exposed to the mysteries of the Queen's Library. But her courage and strength are assets, and Flora finds herself promoted up the social echelons. From sanitation to feeding the newborns in the royal nursery to becoming an elite fora...

In Praise of the Few  Studies in Shi  i Thought and History

In Praise of the Few Studies in Shi i Thought and History


  • Author : Etan Kohlberg
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2020-05-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004406971


In Praise of the Few Studies in Shi i Thought and History Book Description :

This volume presents a comprehensive selection from Etan Kohlberg’s research, undertaken over a period of fifty years, on doctrinal and historical developments of Imāmī Shiʿi intellectual tradition with a primary focus on the medieval period....

The Business of Bees

The Business of Bees


  • Author : Jill Atkins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351283908


The Business of Bees Book Description :

Our bee populations are under threat. Over the past 60 years, they have lost much of their natural habitat and are under assault from pesticides and intensive farming. We rely on bees and other insects to pollinate our fruit and vegetables and, without them, our environment and economy will be in crisis.The Business of Bees provides the first integrated account of diminishing bee populations, as well as other pollinators, from an interdisciplinary perspective. It explores the role of corporate responsibility and governance as they relate to this critical issue and examines what the impact will be on consumers, companies, stock markets and ultimately on global society if bee populations continue to decline at a dangerous rate.The book considers the is...

In Praise of the Goddess

In Praise of the Goddess


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2003-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780892546169


In Praise of the Goddess Book Description :

About 16 centuries ago, an unknown Indian author or authors gathered together the diverse threads of already ancient traditions and wove them into a verbal tapestry that today is still the central text for worshippers of the Hindu Devi, the Divine Mother. This spiritual classic, the Devimahatmya, addresses the perennial questions of the nature of the universe, humankind, and divinity. How are they related, how do we live in a world torn between good and evil, and how do we find lasting satisfaction and inner peace? These questions and their answers form the substance of the Devimahatmya. Its narrative of a dispossessed king, a merchant betrayed by the family he loves, and a seer whose teaching leads beyond existential suffering sets the stage for a t...

The Fable of the Bees

The Fable of the Bees


  • Author : Bernard Mandeville
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1795
  • Genre: Charity-schools
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89098880081


The Fable of the Bees Book Description :

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