GRANDPA GRIZZLY ORNAMENT Pilgrim Imports Brand New. Pilgrim Imports / /. Brand New. Approximately 3-1/2 x 4 inches. Handcrafted with mixed metal and beads. Pilgrim Imports is a fair trade company.
MAY, MEREDITHHONEY BUS: A MEMOIR OF LOSS, COURAGE AND A GIRL SAVED BY BEES Park Row Books 2019 0778307786 / 9780778307785 HARDCOVER in Brand New jacket. Park Row Books 4/2/2019. New hardcover. in Brand New jacket. Store pick: I must admit I'm terrified of bees, but I took the plunge into Meredith May's memoir anyway. Her account of growing up with her beekeeping grandfather is excellent. After her parents' marriage falls apart, Meredith, her brother and mother move in with her grandparents. Her mom, dealing with her own emotional problems, is mostly absent from Meredith's life. Helping her grandfather with his bees, Meredith learns a lot about the order of life and what to do when things don't go as expected. A must-read for fans of Educated and Southern Discomfort. -Linda H., store volunteer
WINEGARD, TIMOTHY C.MOSQUITO: A HUMAN HISTORY OF OUR DEADLIEST PREDATOR Dutton 2019 1524743410 / 9781524743413 First Edition, First Printing. HARDCOVER in Brand New jacket. Dutton 8/6/2019. New hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. in Brand New jacket. Store pick: War historians discuss generals and strategies, occasionally the common soldier, but seldom bugs. Alexander the Great, the Visigoths who sacked Rome and the Crusaders lost to mosquitoes. Each mosquito-infested region has its own disease characteristics. Whereas the locals are 'seasoned' to the local diseases and occupy the healthier regions, foreign invaders often blunder into deadly swamps and suffer 50 to 80% deaths or disabilities. Either they conquer quickly and move on, or hang around and die from malaria or yellow fever. The major exception was the post-Columbian invasion of America by Europeans and their African slaves who had the home-town advantage of bringing their own mosquito-vectored diseases to a defenseless indigenous population. An intriguing perspective on human versus human versus mosquito history. My great grandfather died of Yellow Fever a few months before my grandfather was born. -Jim McFarlane, store volunteer and local author