by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson
1990, 736 pages, 26 color, 284 b/w photos & paintings, 574 drawings. Pulitzer Prize winning work by leading myrmecologists is a landmark survey covering one of the largest, most important and diverse groups of animals on the planet. The comprehensive work is both an introduction to the subject and an encyclopedic reference for researchers.
The book illustrates each of the 292 living genera of ants, and provides detailed taxonomic keys to them, region by region worldwide. It traces the evolution of ants and explores every aspect of ant social life for the major types of ants, including leafcutters, army ants, weaver ants, and many others. Hardcover; 10-1/2 x 12-1/4″.
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