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The Sunday Times bestselling author is back, this time on a quest to find the world's rarest bees...

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Dave Goulson studied biology at Oxford University and is now Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sussex. He has spent the last twenty years studying bumblebees, and has published over 250 scientific articles on their biology. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, A Sting in the Tale, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, A Buzz in the Meadow and Bee Quest.


You'll learn all sorts of interesting things without effort because he's a natural storyteller with a particular gift of understatement that is often laugh-out-loud funny - which you don't expect from a bee book... It's warmly personal, and stuffed full of the inescapable poetry and beauty of the natural world... Going on Bee Quest with him puts the natural world within our reach - to enjoy but also to protect... This is a truly positive and empowering read - you closed it better informed, filled with poetry, pies and ready to get out there and make a difference. -- Laline Paull * Observer *
This is a quest that takes us from Patagonia to Poland, from Ecuador to Essex, fueled by Dave Goulson's extraordinary passion for the bumblebee... Goulson's search for some of the world's rarest bees has led him on a geographical and intellectual exploration that combines bizarre facts about bumblebees...with passionate ideas about conservation. -- Martha Kearney * The Times *
Dave Goulson... has perfected the art of turning the entomologist's technical expertise into easy-reading everyman's prose. He also laces his stories with rich helpings of wit and humour. -- Mark Cocker * Spectator *
In this delightful book [Goulson] tells us of the discoveries he has made during his 'bee travels'... a humorous, beautifully written tribute to these insects, and hope-filled examples of nature's resilience. * Outdoor Photography *
Entomologist Dave Goulson journeyed as far as Patagonia to track down populations of the world's rarest bumblebees. The result is this fun serial travelogue and ode to diverse countryside... In a world skewed towards saving photogenic mammals, Goulson extols the intrinsic importance of insects, rather than their economic value. -- Barbara Kiser * Nature *

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