Here Come the Killer Bees
by Laurence Pringle
William Morrow and Company, 1986, [First Edition], ISBN 0688046312, black and white photographs, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex library with stamps to front and back endpapers, sticker residue to back endpapers and covers, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, creasing, chipping and small tears to edges and corners (see photographs)
“Killer bees are quick to sting and to chase intruders. In 1957, they reached Brazil from Africa, and soon they and tales of their fierce mass stinging attacks began to spread. Here eminent science writer Laurence Pringle goes beyond the sensationalised press the killer, or Africanised, honeybees have received and presents objective, balanced view of the real impact they are likely to have on people and food plants in the United States.
The author tells of the bees’ origins. He explains how a tropical climate influenced their behaviour and describes their effects on people and beekeeping in Latin America. He traces their northward spread toward the United States, and explores their likely range, their potentially great threat to food harvests, and the efforts of scientists to tame them.”