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4.0 out of 5 stars An expanded chapter from 'The Superorganism', 27 Dec 2011
This review is from: The Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct (Paperback)
Leafcutter ants are fascinating creatures, and this is a fascinating book about them. The downside is that it is, as Hölldobler and Wilson openly admit, merely an expanded chapter from their 2009 book, 'The Superorganism'. To be honest, it does feel more like a long chapter than a whole book: the main text runs to only 127 pages, with generous line spacing and wide margins, and about a third of those pages are taken up by photographs.

If you're interested in ants, this will whet your appetite for more. But 'The Superorganism' gives better value for money, and the new book has relatively little to offer readers who already own its larger predecessor.
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