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Pheidole in the New World

A Dominant, Hyperdiverse Ant Genus

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MIXED MEDIA

$201.50 • £145.95 • €181.50

ISBN 9780674002937

Publication Date: 03/01/2003

Short

818 pages

1 color illustration insert, 650 fine line illustrations, 5 tables, 4 halftones

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Edward O. Wilson, one of the great naturalists of our time, hatches big ideas from the study of very small creatures. His newest book, Pheidole in the New World, surveys a genus of ants whose complexity and evolutionary success are so extraordinary they have never before been fully described.The Boston Globe

For the most part [it is] very hard to visualize and explain the entirely different scale of species diversity that is encountered in the invertebrate world. Faced with an illustration and explanation such as Edward O. Wilson’s Pheidole in the New World, we can only be stunned… Wilson’s monograph is the product of a master craftsman. It reeks of authority. Opening sections explain anatomy, terminology and abbreviations. There are 100 pages of keys. Each one-page species treatment includes line drawings of the major and minor workers in lateral view, frontal views of the heads, and details of the thorax and petiole; the location of the type-specimens; the derivation of the name; diagnosis, measurements, colour, geographical range and biology. Here are 624 treatments—a gigantic undertaking. And there is more. The CD is a searchable database that can be used as an identification tool supplementary to the keys. Possible inputs are measurements, colour and country of origin. Or the user can scroll between closely related species and compare high-resolution colour images of the lateral views of major and minor workers and frontal views of heads.—Gaden S. Robinson, The Times Literary Supplement

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