Cover: The Insect Societies in HARDCOVER

The Insect Societies

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$142.00 • £105.95 • €128.00

ISBN 9780674454903

Publication: January 1971


562 pages

8-1/2 x 10 inches

32 halftones, 471 line illustrations, 2 maps, 38 tables

Belknap Press


This book is a work of major importance for the development of environmental and behavioral biology; it covers the classification, evolution, anatomy, physiology, and behavior of the higher social insects—ants, social wasps and bees, and termites. Edward O. Wilson reinterprets the knowledge of these insects through the concepts of modern biology, from biochemistry to evolutionary theory and population ecology.