A Buzz in the Meadow

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9780099597698: A Buzz in the Meadow

A fascinationg look at the insect world found in one field in France -- and how important that world is to all of us.
     In A Buzz in the Meadow Goulson tells the story of how he bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow and how, over a decade, he has created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive. But other creatures live there too, myriad insects of every kind, many of them ones that Goulson has studied before in his career as a biologist. You will learn about how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, about the importance of houseflies, why butterflies have spots on their wings, about dragonfly sex, bed-bugs and wasps. Goulson is brilliant, and very funny, at showing how scientists actually conduct experiments.
     The book is also a wake-up call, urging us to cherish and protect life on earth in all its forms. Goulson has that rare ability to persuade you to go out into your garden or local park and get down on your hands and knees and look. The undiscovered glory that is life in all its forms on planet Earth is there to be discovered. And if we learn to value what we have, perhaps we will find a way to keep it.
     A Sting in the Tale, Dave Goulson's account of a lifetime studying bumblebees, was one of the most gratifying success stories of 2013. Brilliantly reviewed, it was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for the best non-fiction book of the year. A Buzz in the Meadow is another call to arms for nature lovers everywhere.

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About the Author:

DAVE GOULSON studied biology at Oxford University and is now Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sussex. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006. A Sting in the Tale was published by Jonathan Cape in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Review:

"Wonderfully entertaining... Engages the reader as much with the eloquence of its argument as with the charm of its humour" -- Mark Cocker Mail on Sunday "Goulson writes with infectious enthusiasm... A lively and important read." -- Ian Critchley Sunday Times "Had me exclaiming with delight... Goulson's book is juicy and delicious, layered with flavours and steeped in culture" Daily Telegraph "Buy this book, give it as a present. It is required reading for being a human in the 21st century." -- Matthew Cobb, professor of zoology at the Univerity of Manchester New Scientist "A gripping account of the importance of insects to our environment... Goulson has an easy-going style and an enthusiastic yet rigourous approach to material that could seem dry ... Goulson's patient attempts to establish a link between [bees' colony collapse disorder and a new class of insecticide] become as gripping as any forensic thriller." -- Suzi Feay Financial Times "For those who think of science as being dry and boring this book will be a revelation. Goulson's book is juicy and delicious, layered with flavours and steeped in culture." -- Nicola Davies, 5 stars Daily Telegraph "Glorious... The real pleasure of reading this book is hearing the hum of biodiversity rising from every page." -- Damian Whitworth The Times "A wonderfully entertaining one-man campaign... A blend of scientific evidence and amusing travelogue that engages the reader as much with the eloquence of its argument as with the charm of its humour." -- Mark Cocker, 5 stars Mail on Sunday "An inspirational case for awareness and appreciation of the teeming diversity." -- John Akeroyd Spectator "Urgent and impassioned." -- Max Liu Independent "Witty, clever and richly informative." -- Mark Cocker New Statesman "Will make you glad that British universities are full of slightly fruity, quietly impassioned academics devoting their life to the smallest of creatures on Earth." Big Issue "Much more than a series of romantic wildlife walks... A trove of elegant and fascinating ecological tales." -- Richard Jones BBC Wildlife "Absolutely captivating." Independent "Biology is beautiful, as told in these pages." -- Gerald Isaaman Camden Review "A latter-day Gerald Durrell, Goulson fairly buzzes with enthusiasm, recounting numerous hilarious wildlife encounters with great literary flair, whilst retaining a scientist's meticulous eye for detail and a conservationist's concern for the future of the planet." Good Book Guide "'[Goulson's] heartfelt call for us to cherish the nurture of nature is as sweet as honey." -- Lain Finlayson and Kate Saunders Saga Magazin

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book is from the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize - shortlisted Sunday Times bestseller, A Sting in the Tale. In 2003, Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow. Over the course of a decade, he created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive along with myriad insects of every kind. In this book you will learn how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, about the importance of houseflies, why butterflies have spots on their wings, about dragonfly sex, bed-bugs and wasps. But it is also a wake-up call, urging us to cherish and protect life on earth in all its forms. A Buzz in the Meadow is a captivating look at our natural world and a call to arms for nature-lovers everywhere. Glorious. (The Times). Captivating. (Independent). Codice libro della libreria AAU9780099597698

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book is from the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize - shortlisted Sunday Times bestseller, A Sting in the Tale. In 2003, Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow. Over the course of a decade, he created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive along with myriad insects of every kind. In this book you will learn how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, about the importance of houseflies, why butterflies have spots on their wings, about dragonfly sex, bed-bugs and wasps. But it is also a wake-up call, urging us to cherish and protect life on earth in all its forms. A Buzz in the Meadow is a captivating look at our natural world and a call to arms for nature-lovers everywhere. Glorious. (The Times). Captivating. (Independent). Codice libro della libreria AAU9780099597698

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