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Mikheyev, A.

Year: 2011


Hölldobler, B. & Wilson, E.O. 2010: The leafcutter ants: civilization by instinct. – W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY, 160 pp.

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 15

Pages: 30

Type of contribution: Book Review

Supplementary material: No


W.W. Norton & Company, New York, Ny, 160 pp., Paperback, Isbn 978-0-393-33868-3, Price: Usd 19.95 Dr. Alexander Mikheyev, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Research Lab 1, Level D, 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami, Okinawa 904-2234, Japan. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Myrmecol. News 15: 30 (online 12 February 2011) Issn 1994-4136 (print), Issn 1997-3500 (online) Received 10 January 2011; accepted 10 January 2011 It is impossible to discuss the ant books of HÖLLDOBLER and Wilson without reference to their Pulitzer Prize-winning magnum opus, The ants. I remember reading The ants cover to cover the summer before starting my masters, at the isolated Cranberry Lake Biological Station in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Although The ants was probably not meant to be read straight through, being heavy and difficult to hold for extended periods of time, I had copious spare time and few distractions, allowing me to complete it and to absorb…

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Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

ISSN: Print: 1994-4136 - Online: 1997-3500