Daniel J. C. Kronauer is Stanley S. and Sydney R. Shuman Associate Professor and head of the Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior at The Rockefeller University. He is the recipient of numerous research awards and his insect photography was recognized in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Never before have I read such a comprehensive, engaging history of the exploration and discovery of army ants. Wonderfully written, with superb photographs, Army Ants is a joy to read. -Bert Hoelldobler, coauthor of The Ants and Journey to the Ants Ants are famously 'the little things that run the world.' Army ants, with their million-strong colonies, showcase what happens when little things think big. As the world's leading authority on these supremely social insects, Daniel Kronauer gives us a stunning tour of their extraordinary world. -Naomi E. Pierce, Hessel Professor of Biology and Curator of Lepidoptera, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University A rare treat. Army Ants is a modern natural history, with personal stories of tropical fieldwork that reflect the excitement of new discoveries about these spectacular insects. -Mary Jane West-Eberhard, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Army ants are one of nature's most spectacular hunters and are cornerstones for many ecological communities. This fascinating and informative book is a must-have for anyone interested in the complex behaviors of social animals. -Corrie Moreau, Director and Curator, Cornell University Insect Collection This book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about army ants. You will be mesmerized and intrigued as you read this passionate ode to the army ants and their researchers, linger over the stunning photographs, and reflect on what you have learned. -Raghavendra Gadagkar, author of Survival Strategies: Cooperation and Conflict in Animal Societies A phenomenal book on army ant biology that is chock-a-block with jaw-dropping, award-winning photography...This book will show you ants in ways you have never seen them before. -Inquisitive Biologist Kronauer, a master storyteller, unwraps the bivouac of the army ants to take us along the journey of their raiding swarms, the intricate bridges they construct, and the enigmatic arthropod fauna that live alongside these formidable hunters...Three decades ago, a monumental treatise and Pulitzer Prize winner, The Ants, inspired an entire generation of students to take up myrmecology. Army Ants is set to unfurl the next swarm of myrmecologists. -Ajay Narenda, Myrmecological News Blog Kronauer not only brings us up to date on one of the all-time greatest hits of biological exuberance and adaptation, he does so in a spellbinding way that keeps us turning the pages. -John T. Longino, Current Biology