The Ants

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This article is about E. O. Wilson and Bert Hölldobler book. For the Bernard Werber novel, see Empire of the Ants (1991 novel). For 26th sura of the Qurʾan, see An-Naml.
The Ants
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Authors Bert Hölldobler and E.O. Wilson
Country United States
Language English
Subject Zoology
Published March 28, 1990 (Belknap Press)
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 746 pp
ISBN 0-674-04075-9
OCLC 19325464
595.79/6 19
LC Class QL568.F7 H57 1990
Followed by Journey to the Ants

The Ants is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, written in 1990, by Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson. It was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1991.


This book is primarily aimed at academics as a reference work, detailing the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of ants. An account of some of their most interesting findings, popularized for the layman, can be found in their 1994 book Journey to the Ants.

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