The Song of Increase

Returning to Our Sacred Partnership with Honeybees

Author: Jacqueline Freeman

Publisher: Friendly Haven Rise Press

ISBN: 9781942479000

Category: Honeybee

Page: 298

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In 2010 bees began speaking with Jacqueline Freeman. A farmer and beekeeper, Jacqueline began compiling their communications.Through words and images, the bees shared a courageous view of their role on Earth, including their charge to propel forward the evolution of humankind and agriculture. Guided by the question "How can I best help bees sing their natural song of increase," Jacqueline committed to a deeper, more relational and hands-off way of working with her bees to create treatment-free health and contentment in the hives. The bees explain why so many colonies are dying and what we can do to reverse the collapse. They discuss the higher role of drone bees ("the holiest of beings"), the importance of swarming, the crucial function of temperature to the health of the hive and the infant bees, and the secret of the Queen's prolonged and robust fertility. The bees offer a profoundly deeper explanation of pollination and even describe how honeybees can help heal humans with "evolutionary medicine." Provocative and trail-blazing, this book clarifies fundamental changes that can transform our relationship with bees into one of deep partnership. In her compelling interweave of personal story, unique "from the bees" communications, and her years of beekeeping experience, Jacqueline invites us into an even larger and imperative conversation we all must begin with each other -- and with bees -- so that their long-term survival is ensured. If you keep bees or care about them, this wise book will help you to start that dialogue.

Song of Increase

Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World

Author: Jacqueline Freeman

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622037456

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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The most joyful emanation produced by a colony of bees is known as the “song of increase”—declaring that the hive is flourishing and the bees are happy in its abundance. Song of Increase takes us inside the world of the honeybee to glean the wisdom of these fascinating creatures with whom humanity has shared a sacred bond for millennia. Within these pages is a bee-centric approach to living with honeybees, rather than advice for simply maximizing the products they provide. Jacqueline Freeman takes us beyond traditional beekeeping and offers a way to work in harmony with honeybees for both their good and ours. “Our way is one of kind observation,” she explains, “where we create supportive homes and fields for bees to live in, as well as tend the heartfelt relationships we form by being together.” Song of Increase focuses on hidden aspects of apiculture that lead us naturally to more sustainable practices. Freeman illuminates the unity consciousness that guides every action in the colony and how this profound awareness can influence the way we see both the natural world and ourselves. Each chapter presents a wealth of information about the life of bees, including Freeman’s personal insights and direct teachings received from the bees themselves.

The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore

Author: Hilda M. Ransome

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122980

Category: History

Page: 336

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Well-documented study of bees, hives, and beekeepers, along with rare illustrations as they appear in ancient paintings, sculpture, on coins, jewelry, and Mayan glyphs.

Song of Solomon

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307388124

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

Song of Two Worlds

Author: Alan Lightman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439865477

Category: Mathematics

Page: 112

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In Alan Lightman's new book, a verse narrative, we meet a man who has lost his faith in all things following a mysterious personal tragedy. After decades of living "hung like a dried fly," emptied and haunted by his past, the narrator awakens one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey to find something to believe in, first turning to the world of science and then to the world of philosophy, religion, and human life. As his personal story is slowly revealed, little by little, we confront the great questions of the cosmos and of the human heart, some questions with answers and others without.

Songs of Unreason

Author: Jim Harrison

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 161932038X

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

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One of America's leading novelists and poets, "Jim Harrison is a writer with immortality in him."-"The Sunday Times"

Song of the Shank

A Novel

Author: Jeffery Renard Allen

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555970923

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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A contemporary American masterpiece about music, race, an unforgettable man, and an unreal America during the Civil War era At the heart of this remarkable novel is Thomas Greene Wiggins, a nineteenth-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom. Song of the Shank opens in 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before. But soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere—inhabited solely by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots—who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother. As the novel ranges from Tom's boyhood to the heights of his performing career, the inscrutable savant is buffeted by opportunistic teachers and crooked managers, crackpot healers and militant prophets. In his symphonic novel, Jeffery Renard Allen blends history and fantastical invention to bring to life a radical cipher, a man who profoundly changes all who encounter him.

Listening to the Bees

Author: Mark Winston,Renée Sarojini Saklikar

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 0889711313

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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Listening to the Bees is a collaborative exploration by two writers to illuminate the most profound human questions: Who are we? Who do we want to be in the world? Through the distinct but complementary lenses of science and poetry, Mark Winston and Renée Saklikar reflect on the tension of being an individual living in a society, and about the devastation wrought by overly intensive management of agricultural and urban habitats. Listening to the Bees takes readers into the laboratory and out to the field, into the worlds of scientists and beekeepers, and to meetings where the research community intersects with government policy and business. The result is an insiders’ view of the way research is conducted—its brilliant potential and its flaws—along with the personal insights and remarkable personalities experienced over a forty-year career that parallels the rise of industrial agriculture.

The Songs of Trees

Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

Author: David George Haskell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052542752X

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Songs of Innocence and Experience

Author: William Blake

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736802080

Category: Poetry

Page: 23

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Songs of Innocence and Experience is a collection of poems by William Blake in two phases. "Innocence" and "Experience" are definitions of consciousness that rethink Milton's existential-mythic states of "Paradise" and the "Fall." Blake's categories are modes of perception that tend to coordinate with a chronology that would become standard in Romanticism: childhood is a state of protected innocence rather than original sin, but not immune to the fallen world and its institutions. This world sometimes impinges on childhood itself, and in any event becomes known through "experience," a state of being marked by the loss of childhood vitality, by fear and inhibition, by social and political corruption, and by the manifold oppression of Church, State, and the ruling classes. The volume's "Contrary States" are sometimes signalled by patently repeated or contrasted titles: in Innocence, Infant Joy, in Experience, Infant Sorrow; in Innocence, The Lamb, in Experience, The Fly and The Tyger. The stark simplicity of poems such as The Chimney Sweeper and The Little Black Boy display Blake's acute sensibility to the realities of poverty and exploitation that accompanied the "dark satanic mills" of the Industrial Revolution'.

The Queen Must Die

And Other Affairs of Bees and Men

Author: William Longgood,Pam Johnson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393305289

Category: Nature

Page: 234

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Describes the techniques of beekeeping and presents observations on the behavior of bees and the organization of activities in the hive

The Nightingale's Song

Author: Robert Timberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684826739

Category: History

Page: 544

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Presents the story of five top graduates of Annapolis who served heroically in Vietnam and rose to national prominence during the Reagan years

The Long Song

A Novel

Author: Andrea Levy

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429929882

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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THE AUTHOR OF SMALL ISLAND TELLS THE STORY OF THE LAST TURBULENT YEARS OF SLAVERY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF FREEDOM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JAMAICA Small Island introduced Andrea Levy to America and was acclaimed as "a triumph" (San Francisco Chronicle). It won both the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and has sold over a million copies worldwide. With The Long Song, Levy once again reinvents the historical novel. Told in the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of Miss July, with some editorial assistance from her son, Thomas, The Long Song is at once defiant, funny, and shocking. The child of a field slave on the Amity sugar plantation, July lives with her mother until Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a recently transplanted English widow, decides to move her into the great house and rename her "Marguerite." Resourceful and mischievous, July soon becomes indispensable to her mistress. Together they live through the bloody Baptist war, followed by the violent and chaotic end of slavery. Taught to read and write so that she can help her mistress run the business, July remains bound to the plantation despite her "freedom." It is the arrival of a young English overseer, Robert Goodwin, that will dramatically change life in the great house for both July and her mistress. Prompted and provoked by her son's persistent questioning, July's resilience and heartbreak are gradually revealed in this extraordinarily powerful story of slavery, revolution, freedom, and love.

Songs of Gods, Songs of Humans

The Epic Tradition of the Ainu

Author: Donald L. Phillipi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400870690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 436

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As an especially beautiful and pure example of the archaic epic styles that were once current among the hunting and fishing peoples of northern Asia, the Ainu epic folklore is of immense literary value. This collection and English translation by Donald Philippi contains thirty-three representative selections from a number of epic genres including mythic epics, culture hero epics, women's epics, and heroic epics. This is the first time, outside of Japan, that the Ainu epic folklore has been treated in a comprehensive manner. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Song of the Deep

Author: Brian Hastings

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

ISBN: 9781454920960

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Twelve-year-old Merryn lives with her fisherman father in a little cottage by the sea. Each day, her father braves the tumultuous waves and returns home in time for dinner. One stormy evening, he doesn t come back. Merryn has a vision that he s been dragged underwater by a terrifying sea creature, and he needs her help. Determined to rescue him, Merryn builds a tiny submarine and embarks on a journey through the undersea worlds she s only heard about in her father s lullabies.As she faces the dangers and wonders of the world below the waves, she realizes that her father s stories were all real. Readers can also experience Merryn s daring journey firsthand in the new "Song of the Deep" video game from acclaimed developer Insomniac Games."

Call Me by Your Name

A Novel

Author: André Aciman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374707723

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three Time Academy Award Nominee James Ivory Andre Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times (by Michael Upchurch), and New York Magazine

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Author: Florence Williams

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393242722

Category: Science

Page: 288

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An intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author. For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. In this informative and entertaining account, Williams investigates cutting-edge research as she travels to fragrant cypress forests in Korea to meet the rangers who administer “forest healing programs,” to the green hills of Scotland and its “ecotherapeutic” approach to caring for the mentally ill, to a river trip in Idaho with Iraqi vets suffering from PTSD, to the West Virginia mountains where she discovers how being outside helps children with ADHD. The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood. In prose that is incisive, witty, and urgent, Williams shows how time in nature is not a luxury but is in fact essential to our humanity. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.

Following the Wild Bees

The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting

Author: Thomas D. Seeley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880335

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Thomas Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, vividly describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it. Following the Wild Bees is both a unique meditation on the pleasures of the natural world and a guide to the ingenious methods that compose the craft of the bee hunter. Seeley explains how one finds a patch of flowers humming with honey bees, captures and sumptuously feeds the bees, and then releases and follows them, step-by-step in whatever direction they fly, back to their secret residence in a hollow tree, old building, or abandoned hive. The bee hunter's reward is a thrilling encounter with nature that challenges mind and body while also giving new insights into the remarkable behavior of honey bees living in the wild. Drawing on decades of experience as a bee hunter and bee biologist, Seeley weaves informative discussions of the biology of wild honey bees with colorful historical anecdotes, personal insights, and beautiful photos. Whether you're a bee enthusiast or just curious about the natural world, Following the Wild Bees is the ideal companion for newcomers to bee hunting and a rare treat for armchair naturalists.

The World in Six Songs

How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

Author: Daniel J. Levitin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101043455

Category: Music

Page: 368

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The author of the New York Times bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music reveals music's role in the evolution of human culture-and "will leave you awestruck" (The New York Times) Daniel J. Levitin's astounding debut bestseller, This Is Your Brain on Music, enthralled and delighted readers as it transformed our understanding of how music gets in our heads and stays there. Now in his second New York Times bestseller, his genius for combining science and art reveals how music shaped humanity across cultures and throughout history. Dr. Levitin identifies six fundamental song functions or types-friendship, joy, comfort, religion, knowledge, and love-then shows how each in its own way has enabled the social bonding necessary for human culture and society to evolve. He shows, in effect, how these "six songs" work in our brains to preserve the emotional history of our lives and species. Dr. Levitin combines cutting-edge scientific research from his music cognition lab at McGill University and work in an array of related fields; his own sometimes hilarious experiences in the music business; and illuminating interviews with musicians such as Sting and David Byrne, as well as conductors, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists. The World in Six Songs is, ultimately, a revolution in our understanding of how human nature evolved-right up to the iPod. Read Daniel Levitin's posts on the Penguin Blog.