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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE ANTS OF NEW ENGLAND - Product Details

A FIELD GUIDE TO THE ANTS OF NEW ENGLAND
by Aaron M. Ellison

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2012, 416 pp., 350 b/w + 310 color illustrations. This book is the first user-friendly regional guide devoted to ants—the ″little things that run the world.″ Lavishly illustrated with more than 500 line drawings, 300-plus photographs, and regional distribution maps as composite illustrations for every species, this guide introduces amateur and professional entomologists, naturalists, teachers and students, environmental managers, and pest-control professionals to more than 140 ant species found in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.

The detailed drawings, keys and species descriptions, together with the high-magnification photographs, will allow anyone to identify and learn about ants and their diversity, ecology, life histories, and beauty. In addition, the book includes sections on collecting ants, ant ecology and evolution, natural history, and patterns of geographic distribution and diversity to help readers gain a greater understanding and appreciation of ants. Paperback, flexibound; 6 x 9 1/4".

About the Authors -
Aaron Ellison is senior research fellow in ecology at Harvard University's Harvard Forest and adjunct research professor of biology and environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts. Nicholas Gotelli is professor of biology at the University of Vermont. Elizabeth Farnsworth is senior research ecologist at the New England Wild Flower Society. Gary Alpert is an environmental biologist,  Environmental Health and Safety Department, Harvard University.

From the Reviews -
"This ground-breaking field guide not only contributes to our basic knowledge of ants, but places the ants of New England within reach of those interested in the natural history of the region."—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

″…a great combination of natural history, a little anecdote, and  gorgeous inspired figures.″—Michael Kaspari, University of Oklahoma

″This…is phenomenal! …a fantastic job [and] will be very usable for all students. ...I love the natural history and details about all the ants- especially the names! The matrix keys are GREAT and really helpful.″—Katherine Bennett, 5th grade teacher

″The book is wonderful. I never have seen a book with so much information together about biology, ecology, morphology, taxonomy, keys to species and pictures. All myrmecologists will want a copy.″—Rogério R. Silva, Museu de Zoologia/USP/Entomologia São Paulo

9535 Ellison, Field Guide to Ants of New England

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