Books : reviews

Erich Hoyt.
The Earth Dwellers: adventures in the land of ants.
Simon & Schuster. 1996

Join Erich Hoyt as he travels on an ant expedition, deep in the heart of the jungle, with renowned field biologists Edward O. Wilson, author of the acclaimed The Ants, and William L. Brown, Jr. In this extraordinary feat of nature writing, we meet ants who harvest crops, raise insects as livestock, build roadways and bridges, embark on nuptial flights, and make war. These uninvited guests at the world’s picnics inhabit a world all their own—a world that is magnificent and alien, yet at times, eerily familiar.