• "Wonderfully entertaining… Engages the reader as much with the eloquence of its argument as with the charm of its humour"

    Mark Cocker, Mail on Sunday
  • "Goulson writes with infectious enthusiasm… A lively and important read."

    Ian Critchley, Sunday Times
  • "Had me exclaiming with delight… Goulson’s book is juicy and delicious, layered with flavours and steeped in culture"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Buy this book, give it as a present. It is required reading for being a human in the 21st century."

    Matthew Cobb, professor of zoology at the Univerity of Manchester, New Scientist
  • "A gripping account of the importance of insects to our environment…. Goulson has an easy-going style and an enthusiastic yet rigourous approach to material that could seem dry … Goulson’s patient attempts to establish a link between [bees’ colony collapse disorder and a new class of insecticide] become as gripping as any forensic thriller."

    Suzi Feay, Financial Times