Dust jacket notes: "Honey is a splendid natural food that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for many centuries. Its production does not impoverish the environment, but rather enriches it since bees pollinate the flowers they visit. Today more than 800,000 tons of honey are produced annually, but it is only recently that research has shown how bees locate flowers containing nectar and produce honey. A Book of Honey begins by explaining the amazing instinctive behavior of bees and the composition and properties of honey. The author catalogs the uses of honey in the home: as a gastronomic delicacy, described in recipes old and new; as a remedy for ailments as hay fever and hangovers; and as an ingredient in cosmetics. Then Dr. Crane tells the fascinating history of honey from prehistoric times to the present and shows how bees have figured as magical and sacred creatures. Numerous literary references describe the value accorded to bees through the ages as agents of thrift and industry and as subjects of superstition, and how the hive is still considered by some to be a political symbol."
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Descripción Scribner's, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. illustrated Ilustrador. 1st Edition. DJ is clean & colorful; not price-clipped; protected in mylar. Boards well-bound; foxing along textbox edge; pages unmarked trhoughout. Nº de ref. de la librería WS17635
Descripción Scribners, 1980. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP97188462
Descripción Scribners, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020684166518