W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393339703, 384pp.
Publication Date: April 11, 2011
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.