Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions

Mark W. Moffett (Author)

Product Details

University of California Press
Publish Date
December 01, 2011
7.01 X 9.94 X 0.81 inches | 1.91 pounds

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About the Author

Mark W. Moffett, Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution, is the author of The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy and Face to Face with Frogs. Moffett has received the Explorers Club's Lowell Thomas Award, the Distinguished Explorer Award from the Roy Chapman Andrews Society, Yale University's Poynter Fellowship for Journalism, Harvard's Bowdoin Prize for writing, and many international photography awards.


"Adventures Among Ants may reach a broader audience than other recent publications and therefore stimulate interest in ants among a new generation."--Philip Newey"Bioscience" (06/01/2011)
"Adventure Among Ants offers exotic tales of places you will probably never go, and glimpses of beautiful ants performing marvelous feats."--Deborah M. Gordon"Nature" (05/13/2010)
"Packed with graphic enthusiasm...[and] provocative thoughts. . . . [Moffett] writes with an entertainer's instinct for hooking a restless audience."-- (06/13/2010)
"[Adventures among Ants] is hefty, yet aerodynamic. It's really good for killing ants."-- (05/04/2010)
"Take a look at daring eco-adventurer Mark Moffett's spectacular new ant book." - Margaret Atwood-- (04/08/2010)
"Superb book by a first-class writer with an unsurpassed feel for ants."--Library Journal (06/15/2010)
"Serfdom, war and dying for the tribe: It reads like a page out of a Russian novel. In fact, we're talking about ant life."-- (05/29/2010)
"The book itself is a fine specimen . . . [Moffett's] expertise with the camera must match his expertise on ant biology."-- (05/17/2010)
"Moffett's ants are always sleek, polished and doing something spectacular."--Nature (05/13/2010)
"Many fascinating anecdotes."--Washington Post (06/01/2010)