Harvard University Press, 1990 - 732 pages
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This landmark work, the distillation of a lifetime of research by the world's leading myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of one of the largest and most diverse groups of animals on the planet. H lldobler and Wilson review in exhaustive detail virtually all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of the ants. In large format, with almost a thousand line drawings, photographs, and paintings, it is one of the most visually rich and all-encompassing views of any group of organisms on earth. It will be welcomed both as an introduction to the subject and as an encyclopedia reference for researchers in entomology, ecology, and sociobiology.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hcubic - LibraryThing
This is a beautiful and comprehensive book that summarizes what is known about ants. Ants are the foundation upon which E.O. Wilson's marvelous career was based. If you try to read this in bed, you won't be able to breathe (because of the mass on your chest. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JNSelko - LibraryThing
If you have any interest in ants, communal insects or insects in general, you need this book. It is just the best non-specialist book you can find. Read full review