FIRST EDITION OF THE ANTS; SIGNED BY EDWARD O. WILSON WITH A DRAWING OF AN ANT
WILSON, Edward O. & Bert Holldobler.
Item Number: 127609
Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press/ Harvard University Press, 1990.
First edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Lengthily signed by both Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler on the title page, as follows, “Ants are everywhere and deserve our attention Edward O. Wilson” [who has added a drawing of an ant] and by Holldobler, “Ants are everywhere but only occasionally noticed. Bert Holldobler.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Marianne Perlak.
This landmark work, the distillation of a lifetime of research by the world's leading myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of one of the largest and most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Hölldobler and Wilson review in exhaustive detail virtually all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of the ants. In large format, with almost a thousand line drawings, photographs, and paintings, it is one of the most visually rich and all-encompassing views of any group of organisms on earth. It will be welcomed both as an introduction to the subject and as an encyclopedia reference for researchers in entomology, ecology, and sociobiology.