This book is a must for any long term serious myrmecologist, both amateur (like myself) or professional alike.
I have the hardback version and the kindle version. I will review both separately here.
Hardback: a spectacular book with 732 large sized pages full of fascinating, detailed text, awesome photographs, graphs, tables, charts and more. The book is of vary good quality both in binding and pages. Written in 1990, and although there have been some advances in information about ants since it's publication, it is, nevertheless, the most comprehensive, authoritative and reliable book of it's kind on this fascinating subject. Many people, I hazard a guess, would not read it from cover to cover but just look up the information they are looking for via the contents page and/or index. However if you are a serious enthusiast I would suggest that you have a go at reading it cover to cover. The information it contains will amaze you.
Kindle version: this really does convert to the kindle extremely well, the only let down is the kindles monochrome display; you'll not appreciate the beautiful colour photos as much. Some of the data in the charts might be small but you can always increase the size of the text. The conversion is vary professional; no spelling mistakes or awful formatting. Using the kindle app for iPad I was able to read this book on my iPad 2 even better than with the kindle. Due to the huge size and weight of the physical book, this e-version is ideal when travelling.