Tales from the Ant World by Edward O. Wilson audiobook

Tales from the Ant World

By Edward O. Wilson
Read by Jonathan Hogan

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781631495564

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664601031

  • ISBN: 9781664765092

Runtime: 5.41 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with antsfrom his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest. Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony. . . . Their clashes dwarf Waterloo and Gettysburg, writes Edward O. Wilson in his most finely observed work in decades. In a myrmecological tour to such far-flung destinations as Mozambique and New Guinea, the Gulf of Mexicos Dauphin Island and even his parents overgrown yard back in Alabama, Wilson thrillingly evokes his nine-decade-long scientific obsession with more than 15,000 ant species. Wryly observing that males are little more than flying sperm missiles or that ants send their little old ladies into battle, Wilson eloquently relays his brushes with fire, army, and leafcutter ants, as well as more exotic species: the Matabele, Africas fiercest warrior ants; Costa Ricas Basiceros, the slowest ants in the world; and New Caledonias Myrmecia apicalis, the most endangered of them all. A personal account by one of our greatest scientists, Tales from the Ant World is an indispensable volume for any lover of the natural world.

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Author Bio: Edward O. Wilson

Author Bio: Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson is regarded as one of the world’s most preeminent biologists and naturalists. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Ants; he also won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his book On Human Nature. Some of his other awards include the US National Medal of Science, the International Prize for Biology, the Nierenberg Prize, and the Crafoord Prize, considered the highest award given in the field of ecology. His first fiction novel, Anthill: A Novel, was published in 2010 and is a New York Times bestseller.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 5.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English