Anthill

By Edward Osborne Wilson
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393339703, 384pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Reading Group
“Three parallel viewpoints -- of ants, developers, and environmentalists --are woven together in this novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, who turns to fiction at age 81. Wilson tells the wonderful story of a young boy from Alabama who grows up to do battle to save his beloved forest. This magical tale reminds us of the life-and-death struggle that is going on all around us to protect our wilderness.”
-- Karen Harris, Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA


Description
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.



About the Author
Edward O. Wilson, one of the world's preeminent biologists, is the author of more than twenty-five books, including "Sociobiology", the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Ants", and the best-selling novel "Anthill". A professor emeritus at Harvard University, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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