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Like I said, I really wanted to like this book but just ended up wondering why I stuck with it to the end.
One of the most interesting subplots is the role of religion, with conservatives using pseudo Biblical language to argue for human dominion over nature.
In my opinion, the narrative also suffers from too much narrative telling with too little "showing" of character development.
This book felt more like a parable or treatise than fiction. I loved the details about the ants. That was hands down the best part of the book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Michael Tian
This book was a BIG disappointment. E.O. Wilson is a very good researcher and knows his field well; however, he is not an exceptionally gifted novelist. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marcy K
Clearly, E. O. Wilson is the greatest scientific mind in our world today. Although he is a world expert on ants, Wilson has never confined his thinking to narrow scientific areas. Read morePublished 6 months ago by StanEvolve
He's a good writer. It is a good way to present a scientific philosophy, I think. Really showed, rather than told.Published 10 months ago by Joel Tweeten
While Anthill is really a novel. Wison is probably the only true expert on ants in the US.
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Shows how a quirky interest can cause a young person to blossom and to serve the world! Buy it for school libraries!Published 10 months ago by Richard Dumke
A great story of curiosity and exploration. I had just finished reading THIS SIDE OF A WILDERNESS, so this book was a great follow-up. Read morePublished 12 months ago by DeepForestBooks
Absolutely loved this book. E. O. Wilson is not only one of the most knowledgeable entomologists on the planet, he is an excellent writer. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Monk E. Mind