Edward O. Wilson is the author of more than thirty books, including Anthill, a novel, and The Meaning of Human Existence, a finalist for the National Book Award. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Wilson is a professor emeritus at Harvard University and lives with his wife, Irene, in Lexington, Massachusetts.
[Wilson] delivers an illuminating work filled with insights into his specialty subject: ants. . . . Wilson's passion for his subject, for the scientific method, and for the natural world comes through clearly in this enjoyable survey. -- Publishers Weekly The world-renowned ant expert cleans out his desk, which-no surprise-contains many gems.... Pulitzer Prize-winning author and naturalist Wilson's writing on broader scientific subjects have won him awards and no lack of controversy. Now 90, largely retired from fieldwork and scholarship but an indefatigable writer, he has assembled scraps of autobiography and anecdotes on his favorite insect.... the content and quality of the writing is consistently top-notch. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review