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YAR'ADUA CENTRE LIBRARY
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The history of bees

The History of Bees

Author: Maja Lunde
Publisher: Touchstone August, 2015
ISBN-13: 9781501161377
ISBN-10: 1501161377

 

England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant who sets out to build a new type of beehive, one that will give both him and his children honor and fame.

United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but he hopes that his son can be their salvation.

China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao's young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him.

Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought-provoking story that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.

 

Too Good to DieToo Good to Die: Third term and the myth of the indispensable man in Africa

Author: Chidi Odinkalu and Ayisha Osori
Publisher: Prestige, 2018
ISBN-13: 9789785519877
ISBN-10: 9785519872

 

"In Too Good to Die, Osori and Odinkalu provide us with an unsparing but unbiased look at Olusegun Obasanjo, his third term project and Nigerian presidential leadership writ large.

Leveraging painstaking research and fresh interviews, Too Good to Die challenges convetional analysis of one of Nigeria's most emblematic national leaders.

Part political history, part biography and part critique of Nigeria's pseudo-messianic political class, this book is a must read for everyone seeking a deeper understanding of Obasanjo, his complicated legacy and contemporary Nigerian political leadership" - Matthew T. Page author of Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know