Fruitless Fall

  • by Rowan Jacobsen
  • Narrated by Rowell Gormon
  • 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Many people will remember that Rachel Carson predicted a silent spring, but she also warned of a fruitless fall, a time with no pollination and no fruit. The fruitless fall nearly became a reality when, in 2007, beekeepers watched 30 billion bees mysteriously die. And they continue to disappear. The remaining pollinators, essential to the cultivation of a third of American crops, are now trucked across the country and flown around the world, pushing them ever closer to collapse. Fruitless Fall does more than just highlight this growing agricultural catastrophe. It emphasizes the miracle of flowering plants and their pollination partners, and urges readers not to take the abundance of our Earth for granted. A new afterword by the author tracks the most recent developments in this ongoing crisis.


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Incredible book

What made the experience of listening to Fruitless Fall the most enjoyable?

The most important of subjects

Who was your favorite character and why?

The honeybee

Which scene was your favorite?

entire book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and i did

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A crtitical subject on an issue affecting the planet

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- Elan Sun Star

Fantastic Perfection of disaperance of bees.

This is the most comprehensive studying of why the bees are diapering the world wide easy to understand.
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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-27-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury