Monday, October 15, 2012

New Title


1) Ellison, Aaron M. et al.. A Field Guide to the Ants of New England. 2012. Yale University Press. Flexicover: 398 pages. Price: $29.95 U.S.

SUMMARY: 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 will introduce amateur and professional naturalists and biologists, teachers and students, and environmental managers and pest-control professionals to more than 140 ant species found in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.
     The detailed drawings 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.
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for those with an interest in the ants of the region!






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