Journey to the Ants gives an outstanding overview of the enormous variety and fascination of myrmecology, from the primitive bulldog ants of Australia to the complexities of weaver ant societies, slave-making ants and agriculture, army ants, and the social parasites concealed within anthills. There is an appendix with practical instructions for collecting individual ants or whole colonies, dead or alive. Hölldobler and Wilson clearly want other children to follow in their footsteps, growing from simple bug love to insights into evolution and society. --Mary Ellen Curtin
Everyone who has the slightest appreciation of nature and love of learning will like this book.
The best thing I can say about this book is that it was not only informative, but it increased my interest in ants, I will be reading "The Ants".
Journey to the Ants written by Holldobler and Wilson is one of the best nonfiction nature books I have ever read.
I have read 4 of EO Wilson's philosophy books and found him to be a lucid writer with a lot to say about socio-biology and the human condition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Charles H. Caban
I wanted a book on ANTS so badly! I did my research and I was so excited to receive this book. This book is soooo boring!! Ants are not boring! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Beverly K. Bryan
This book has so much you can learn from and if you are interested in ants and knowing more about them, this is the book for you.Published 6 months ago by Milos Stevanovic
I bought this book for a class book report. Arrival took a bit of time. While I really liked much of the book, I found at least one chapter dedicated to mentioning a bunch of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anne
"Ants: Their Social Structure, Fighting & Mating."
"Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration" by Bert Holldobler & Edward O. Read more
This was a gift for a friend so I haven't read it, but I am told it's a good read. I looked through the table of contents and it seems very thorough. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Cynthia
A very well written book on a fascinating topic. What I most appreciated was the organization: each chapter has its own point, and the various ant species, however interesting in... Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by algo41
I am a resident of the Southern California desert near Twentynine Palms. I was looking for a book to help me identify the several different ants on my property. Read morePublished on September 20, 2011 by chetsgrid
Bought it for my son. Did a quick flip through. Great Pics, Great Text! Can't wait until he is done with it, so I can read it!Published on June 18, 2011 by Dangrenade