Bert Holldobler and Edward O Wilson
Joint publication with Harvard University Press
Hardcover 732 pages ISBN 9783540520924
This book reviews in extensive detail all aspects of the anatomy, physiology, social organisation,
ecology and natural history of ants. It illustrates each of the 292 living genera off ants (there
are over 8,000 known species), and provides detailed taxonomic keys to ants, region by region
around the world. It tells the story of the evolution of ants from their origins more than a hundred
million years ago and explores every aspect of ant social life. In large format, with almost 1000
line drawings, photographs and paintings, it is one of the most visually rich and all-encompassing
views of any specific group of organisms. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize in general
notification, this book has received overwhelming critical praise.
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Interaction with plants
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