The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting

Author: Ethel Eva Crane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136746706

Category: Reference

Page: 720

View: 1761


This definitive work by world-renowned bee authority Eva Crane offers a fascinating account of bees and their complex relations with both humans and animals. Comprehensive, absorbing, and lavishly illustrated, this scholarly, yet accessible volume explores how bees, honey and other bee products have been gathered and utilized throughout the world. Beginning with the rock paintings of the Mesolithic cave dwellers, readers will learn about the variety of methods used by human beekeepers, the stratagems used by animal honey-hunters, and the multitude of products humans have derived from bees. The first in-depth book on the subject, the World History of Beekeeping and Honey-Hunting is the ultimate work on bees for scholars in biology and the life sciences, professional and amateur beekeepers, and anyone who is interested in bees or the collection of honey.

Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology

Author: Paul T. Nicholson,Ian Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521452571

Category: History

Page: 702

View: 2540


Aimed primarily at Egyptologists and archaeologists, this book covers all aspects of craftwork in a ncient Egypt, from the construction of the pyramids and the carving of statues to techniques of mummification, boat-building, jewellery making, ancient brewing, carpentry, hairstyling, tailoring and basket weaving. Drawing on archaeological, experimental, ethnographic and laboratory work, it is the first book since the 1920s to describe current research into the actual basics of life in Pharaonic Egypt. The twenty-five chapters, by well-regarded scholars, present up-to-date and accessible information on a wide array of techniques.

Interpreting the Landscape

Landscape Archaeology and Local History

Author: Michael Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113474630X

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 1592


Most places in Britain have had a local history written about them. Up until this century these histories have addressed more parochial issues, such as the life of the manor, rather than explaining the features and changes in the landscape in a factual manner. Much of what is visible today in Britain's landscape is the result of a chain of social and natural processes, and can be interpreted through fieldwork as well as from old maps and documents. Michael Aston uses a wide range of source material to study the complex and dynamic history of the countryside, illustrating his points with aerial photographs, maps, plans and charts. He shows how to understand the surviving remains as well as offering his own explanations for how our landscape has evolved.

Monastic Archaeology

Author: Graham Keevill,Mick Aston,Teresa Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1785705687

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8014


The study of monasteries has come a long way since late the late 19th century. The emphasis has shifted away from reconstructing the layouts of monastic buildings to a better understanding of the wider monastic environment. The papers in this volume, partly based on a conference held in Oxford in 1994, are written by some of today's foremost scholars and reflect the diversity of research now being carried out.

Eva Crane

Bee Scientist 1912-2007

Author: Penelope Walker

Publisher: I.B.R.A

ISBN: 0860982548

Category: Animal scientists

Page: 143

View: 7747



Zoro's Field

My Life in the Appalachian Woods

Author: Thomas Rain Crowe

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820342408

Category: Nature

Page: 221

View: 4770


A modern-day tale of living close to the land describes how the author returned to his native Appalachians to live alone deep in the North Carolina woods, in a primitive cabin without electricity, plumbing, modern-day transportation, or regular income and his observations on the rhythms of the natural world around him, the nature of self-sufficiency, wilderness, and more.