Anthill

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

Publication Date: April 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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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
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the April 2010 Indie Next List


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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."



NPR
Friday, Apr 23, 2010

And Humans รข?? Biologist and Pulitzer Prize winner E.O. Wilson discusses his first novel.Anthill is a portrait of conflict in the ant and human worlds of southern Alabama, from the rise and fall of battling ant colonies to a nature-loving boy's conviction to save the wilderness they inhabit. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Friday, Apr 2, 2010

In Anthill, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard biologist uses "the most warlike of all creatures" as a metaphor for how human societies start wars. Wilson tells NPR he was compelled to write a novel to affect public opinion on conservation. More at NPR.org

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