Synopsis: Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the “strange, beautiful, and elegant” world of his native Nokobee County. But as developers begin to threaten the endangered marshlands around which he lives, the book’s hero decides to take decisive action. Edward O. Wilson—the world’s greatest living biologist—elegantly balances glimpses of science with the gripping saga of a boy determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: man himself.
Published: 2010 | ISBN-13: 978-0393339703
EO Wilson Biodiversity Foundation: http://eowilsonfoundation.org
I liked Anthill because of the level of biological detail woven into a rich adventure. I was transported into the colonies, and dare I say it, empathized with their respective plights and pursuit of dominance of the environment. A wonderful insight into the thinking of a brilliant scientist. – Kirsti A
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