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The Honey Bee
Did you know that… It takes worker bees 10 million trips to gather enough nectar to make 0.5kg (1lb) of honey? Bees from a single hive may make four and a half million visits to flowers in the course of one day’s work? More than one thousand workers will die every day in the summer from sheer exhaustion? And the life expectancy of the bee is a mere six weeks during this time! Bees are very important to the environment and there is strong circumstancial evidence...
The Young Traveller In Space by Arthur C. Clarke
50 years ago on 20th July 1969 the first men stepped onto the moon. The book I have chosen was published in 1954 – seven years before Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, became the first man to go into space and orbit the earth and fifteen years before the first moon landing. It is written by Arthur C. Clarke who was a science writer and a visionary when it came to space travel. In 1954 space science was new and still very...