Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Sat July 14, 7 pm
Recommended by Rich Smith
Washington native and conservation biologist Thor Hansen is one of those science writers who can poke and stoke your curiosity no matter what he's writing about. A few years ago he championed one of the tiniest but mightiest forces of nature in The Triumph of Seeds. In Buzz, he's moved up one rung on the taxonomical ladder with a comprehensive book on bees, an insect that started out in the world as a wasp that "dared to feed pollen to its young." They've been pollinating the earth's flora for 125 million years now, but, like everything else on this planet, they might not be buzzing around for much longer. Find out everything you can about these honey bugs before we find some way to shrivel them up for good.