Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Rowan Jacobsen

Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis

Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: July 2010
ISBN: 9781608192533
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Many people will remember that Rachel Carson predicted a silent spring, but she also warned of a fruitless fall, a time with no pollination and no fruit. The fruitless fall nearly became a reality when, in 2007, beekeepers watched thirty billion bees mysteriously die. And they continue to disappear. The remaining pollinators, essential to the cultivation of a third of American crops, are now trucked across the country and flown around the world, pushing them ever closer to collapse. Fruitless Fall does more than just highlight this growing agricultural catastrophe. It emphasizes the miracle of flowering plants and their pollination partners, and urges readers not to take the abundance of our Earth for granted. A new afterword by the author tracks the most recent developments in this ongoing crisis.
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