Bees in America
Our movie-star neighbor lent me a copy of Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation,
by Tammy Horn, which turned out to be an interesting, if dense,
read. I'll start with the negatives, as usual. Bees in
America is put out by a University Press, which often means the text is
more scholarly than will be appealing to a layman audience. Horn's
book definitely pushes some of those "required reading" buttons, with
more primary citation and repetition than is fun for non-historians to
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