Preview: Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India, 245 pp.; ISBN: 978-81-7895-530-8, Price: Usd 110.00 Terrence P. McGlynn, Department of Biology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California, USA. E-mail: terry.mcglynn@gmail.com Myrmecol. News 17: 132 (online 10 July 2012) Issn 1994-4136 (print), Issn 1997-3500 (online) Received 21 June 2012; accepted 22 June 2012 Animals have to eat. Oftentimes, eating is a brutal affair, in which whole individuals are consumed. Predation is messy, and not just because of the dripping hemolymph. Predation is a theoretical jumble, as this broad concept is prominent in many subfields, such as population regulation, niche dynamics, neurobiology, phylogenetic reconstruction, behavioral mechanisms, co-evolutionary processes. In an introductory biology textbook, predation could reasonably be featured in a majority of the chapters. Organized thought about the broad topic of predation is a challenge. This messy matter has been synthesized by Carlo Polidori, with contributions emphasizing the evolutionary history of predation. He…