A spring without bees: how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply

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c2008.
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From the Publisher: A century after the birth of Rachel Carson, the world faces a new environmental disaster, from a chemical similar to DDT. This time the culprit appears to be IMD, or imidacloprid, a relatively new but widely used insecticide in the United States. Many beekeepers and researchers blame IMD for Colony Collapse Disorder, which has wiped out 23% of America's beehives. Even trace amounts make bees unable to fly back to their hive. Since honeybees are essential to the production of most major food crops, their demise could spell catastrophe. In a riveting, scientific/political detective story, Michael Schacker examines the evidence and offers a plan to save the bees. Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, A Spring without Bees is both a powerful cautionary tale and a call to action.
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9781599214320
9781599216003
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subject_facet Bee culture -- Health aspects, Colony collapse disorder of honeybees, Food supply, Honeybee -- Diseases, NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection, Nature / Insects & Spiders, Pesticides -- Environmental aspects
title_display A spring without bees : how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply
title_full A spring without bees : how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply / Michael Schacker ; foreword by Bill McKibben
title_short A spring without bees :
title_sub how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply
topic_facet Bee culture, Colony collapse disorder of honeybees, Diseases, Environmental aspects, Food supply, Health aspects, Honeybee, Pesticides