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The Resource A spring without bees : how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply, Michael Schacker ; foreword by Bill McKibben

A spring without bees : how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply, Michael Schacker ; foreword by Bill McKibben

Label
A spring without bees : how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply
Title
A spring without bees
Title remainder
how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply
Statement of responsibility
Michael Schacker ; foreword by Bill McKibben
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
JQI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schacker, Michael
Dewey number
638.15
Index
index present
LC call number
SF538.5.C65
LC item number
S33 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF538.5.C65
NAL item number
S33 2008
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Honeybee
  • Colony collapse disorder of honeybees
  • Bee culture
  • Pesticides
  • Food supply
Label
A spring without bees : how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply, Michael Schacker ; foreword by Bill McKibben
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-237) and index
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments --1: To bee or not to bee -- 2: Colony collapse disorder -- 3: Potential impact of colony collapse disorder -- 4: It's not the cell phones- -- 5: It's not the mites or a virus- -- 6: French say they know why -- 7: Return of the bees! -- 8: America in the dark -- 9: Civilization collapse disorder -- 10: Farmer solution -- 11: Taking your home and lawn organic -- 12: Organic golf, anyone? -- 13: Beekeeper solution -- 14: Plant a bee garden and they will come -- 15: Plan bee -- Appendixes -- Appendix 1: Notes -- Appendix 2: Beekeeper letter to EU commission -- Appendix 3: FIFRA section 18 exemptions for imidacloprid (IMD)-EPA -- Appendix 4: Section 18 of federal insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide act (FIFRA) -- Appendix 5: Colony collapse disorder in the United States -- Appendix 6: Farmer solutions -- Appendix 7: Organic home and garden solutions -- Appendix 8: Beekeeper solutions for mites and bees health -- Appendix 9: List of foods pollinated by bees -- Index
Control code
ocn228416972
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 292 p.
Isbn
9781599214320
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o228416972
  • (OCoLC)228416972
Label
A spring without bees : how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply, Michael Schacker ; foreword by Bill McKibben
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-237) and index
Contents
Foreword -- Acknowledgments --1: To bee or not to bee -- 2: Colony collapse disorder -- 3: Potential impact of colony collapse disorder -- 4: It's not the cell phones- -- 5: It's not the mites or a virus- -- 6: French say they know why -- 7: Return of the bees! -- 8: America in the dark -- 9: Civilization collapse disorder -- 10: Farmer solution -- 11: Taking your home and lawn organic -- 12: Organic golf, anyone? -- 13: Beekeeper solution -- 14: Plant a bee garden and they will come -- 15: Plan bee -- Appendixes -- Appendix 1: Notes -- Appendix 2: Beekeeper letter to EU commission -- Appendix 3: FIFRA section 18 exemptions for imidacloprid (IMD)-EPA -- Appendix 4: Section 18 of federal insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide act (FIFRA) -- Appendix 5: Colony collapse disorder in the United States -- Appendix 6: Farmer solutions -- Appendix 7: Organic home and garden solutions -- Appendix 8: Beekeeper solutions for mites and bees health -- Appendix 9: List of foods pollinated by bees -- Index
Control code
ocn228416972
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 292 p.
Isbn
9781599214320
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o228416972
  • (OCoLC)228416972

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