[Epub] ↠ The Beekeepers Lament Author Hannah Nordhaus – Writerscompany.co.uk

You Llnever Think Of Bees, Their Keepers, Or The Fruits And Nuts Of Their Laborsthe Same Way Again Trevor Corson, Author Of The Secret Life Of LobstersAward Winning Journalist Hannah Nordhaus Tells The Remarkable Story Of John Miller, One Of America S Foremost Migratory Beekeepers, And The Myriad And Mysterious Epidemics Threatening American Honeybee Populations In Luminous, Razor Sharp Prose, Nordhaus Explores The Vital Role That Honeybees Play In American Agribusiness, The Maintenance Of Our Food Chain, And The Very Future Of The Nation With An Intimate Focus And Incisive Reporting, In A Book Perfect For Fans Of Eric Schlosser S Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan S The Botany Of Desire,and John McPhee S Oranges, Nordhaus S Stunning Expos Illuminates One The Most Critical Issues Facing The World Today,offering Insight, Information, And, Ultimately, Hope. The Beekeepers Lament


About the Author: Hannah Nordhaus

Hannah Nordhaus is a journalist and award winning author of The Beekeeper s Lament HarperCollins, 2011 and American Ghost HarperCollins, 2015 , both national bestsellers.Her most recent book, American Ghost, untangles the life and legend of Hannah s great great grandmother Julia Staab, who traveled the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico in 1866 as a mail order German Jewish bride and whose phantom Hannah Nordhaus is a journalist and award winning author of The Beekeeper s Lament HarperCollins, 2011 and American Ghost HarperCollins, 2015 , both national bestsellers.Her most recent book, American Ghost, untangles the life and legend of Hannah s great great grandmother Julia Staab, who traveled the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico in 1866 as a mail order German Jewish bride and whose phantom is reputed to haunt her former home in Santa Fe In American Ghost, Hannah traces the Staab family through 300 years of Germany history and American immigrant experience, unearthing family diaries, photographs, newspaper clippings and memories and exploring how lives become legends, and what those legends tell us about who we are American Ghost is itself a haunting story about the long reach of the past, said NPR s Fresh Air.American Ghost has seen critical acclaim from People Magazine, Newsweek, NPR, Elle Magazine, the Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, the Denver Post, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and many other newspapers and magazines It was winner of the Seven Sisters Book Awards, finalist for the New Mexico Arizona Book Awards, and was named a Denver Post Best Books of 2015, one of 20 Books We ll Read in 2015 by Entertainment Weekly and one of Elle Magazine s 7 Must Read Books for March Hannah s first book, The Beekeeper s Lament, is a non fiction portrait of a fourth generation beekeeper struggling to keep his bees alive in the middle of a strange and sobering honey bee die off Said the Boston Globe The Beekeeper s Lament is at once science lesson, sociological study, and breezy read A book about bees could easily descend into academe, but the author settles for nothing less than literature The Beekeeper s Lament was a PEN Center USA Book Awards finalist, a Colorado Book Awards finalist, and a National Federation of Press Women Book Award winner, receiving enthusiastic reviews from the Washington Post, Wall St Journal, the Associated Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Mother Jones, Audubon, Boingboing.net and dozens of newspapers, magazines, and websites, and appearing on a number of year end best of lists In 2011, the literary magazine The Millions featured this interview with Hannah about the art and craft of writing book length narrative nonfiction, calling it a veritable how to for writing a book of journalistic non fiction Hannah s nonfiction writing has appeared in the Financial Times, Outside Magazine, Times Literary Supplement TLS , Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, The American Scholar, and many other publications, covering such subjects as litigious prostitutes in Montana, snorkeling salmon counters in Idaho, besieged beekeepers in California, wildlife crime investigators in Oregon, and dog poop mappers in Colorado From 2007 to 2009, she was outdoors columnist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News.Hannah grew up in Washington D.C., six blocks from the U.S Capitol After receiving degrees in history and American Studies from Yale University and the University of Colorado, Hannah bounced from New Mexico to New York to San Francisco to the Himalayas She settled in Boulder, Colorado, where she lives with her husband and two children



10 thoughts on “The Beekeepers Lament

  1. says:

    The age of mass production has not been kind to bees.Before humans intervened, before the days of agribusiness, bees left to their own devices had hard, short, and sometimes violent and vicious lives Since we ve started helping them, their lives are worse And we owe them a huge debt of gratitude.This fascinating book looks at the lives of bees and at one cantankerous commercial beekeeper, John Miller It is no small irony


  2. says:

    The Beekeeper s Lament How One Man and Half a Million Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus Published by Harper Perennial, this nonfiction work is altogether fascinating and thought provoking Part artform, part science, beekeeping is certainly one of the most difficult industries To choose such an unsteady livelihood in order to produce honey and pollinate a vast majority of the foods Americans eat is certainly a ca


  3. says:

    This was, without doubt a very enjoyable book to read, even though it wasn t much of a science book If you want to findabout bees themselves, read The Buzz About Bees, which I think is unbeaten as an exploration of the nature of bees Here you won t really even get a feel for what a superorganism is, or how individual bees really aren t animals in their own right However what you will find a lot about is beekeepers and their comp


  4. says:

    Started off slow But then became a fascinating look at every aspect of bees genetics history, hive design, behaviors, impact on food and people, commercialization economic impact, beekeepers and other hum...


  5. says:

    A few years ago I was reading bits and pieces about the mystery of the disappearing honeybee when it came up in the news, though as with most things the idea of yet another thing going horribly wrong just kind of overwhelmed me and I let it slide by lest my head explode Fast forward upon reading a random article on beekeeping the other day and finding myself fascinated with the whole affair I decided it was time to pick up a few books


  6. says:

    John Miller is crazy Not because he s a smoking, drinking Mormon Not because he writes email poetry Because he is a bee guy and bee guys, by definition, are crazy You d have to be to tie your ever loving life to the fate of a creature who s whole existence revolves around desire and duty, nothing , nothing less A creature who may no longer exist by the end of the centuryBees are the middleman both voyeur and courtesan of the flowering pl


  7. says:

    The Beekeeper s Lament is a magical mix of scintillating detail and thoughtful contemplation on the tangled, tense relationship between civilization and nature, between beekeepers and bees, between us and our food You might never eat another almond again without thinking about a lowly honey bee somewhere in California, doing its thing You ll also think about the army of beekeepers it takes to deliver the beehives to the right fields at the


  8. says:

    I was fascinated by this book It was a gift to me from a dear friend I think I remember hearing the author on NPR at one time Nordhaus follows beekeeper John Miller as he trucks his hives around the country to various farmers who need pollinators I learned so many things The honey bee is not native to the U.S It was brought from Europe Without the bees pollination services, many of our nation s crops would produce only a small fraction of the


  9. says:

    It took me a long time to get through this narrative When I started, I knew we had problems with our nation s bee population and so I thought it would be good to learnabout beekeepers and how they are coping I am not sure if it was Nordhaus writing or when I was reading this, but I just couldn t keep my focus on this book.I learned a lot I had no idea how important bees are to almond trees and it never occurred to me that people moved bee hives a


  10. says:

    If you ve ever had any questions about the reoccurring media interest in the demise of the honey bee and how it relates to agriculture and even to us personally as consumers this is THE book to read A well researched, fascinating account that will hopefully have conscientious readers deciding to make changes in regard to their own lawns and what products and plants they choose to use in their own yards I for one will definitely be plantingflowers In


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