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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 is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex. He has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects. His books include the Sunday Times bestsellers, The Garden Jungle and A Sting in the Tale, which was also shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize and has been translated into fifteen languages. Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 14,000 members. His awards include- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's Social Innovator of the Year (2010); Zoological Society of London's Marsh Award for Conservation Biology (2013); the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award (2014); Zoological Society of London's Clarivate Award for Communicating Zoology (2020). In 2015 he was named number 8 in BBC Wildlife Magazine's list of the top 50 most influential people in conservation. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 he was named as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thompson ISI. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a trustee of Pesticide Action Network, and an Ambassador for the UK Wildlife Trusts.

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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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