Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.50
List price: $14.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
4 Beaverton Literature- A to Z
2 Burnside Literature- A to Z

This title in other editions

Anthill

by

Anthill Cover

ISBN13: 9780393339703
ISBN10: 039333970x
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

 

Staff Pick

Anthill is a Southern tale that somehow incorporates a political analysis on environmental preservation, species extinction, and corrupt land developers into a coming-of-age novel. Midway through the book, the reader gets an extensive look at the explosive rise and dismal fall of several ant colonies in the Lake Nokobee forest in Alabama. Wilson has the amazing ability to explain ant colony life as though it's the most fascinating thing you could ever wish to read. Culture, purpose, war, and a dramatic arc fit for Greek tragedy — it's all there. To say that Anthill is an exciting and "human" dissertation on ant life makes it sound much, much less thrilling than it actually is. The story of Raff Cody and his life-long love of nature is sweet, beautiful, frightening, and enlightening. Don't try to understand the seemingly insane charms of this book — just read it!
Recommended by Dianah, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, 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.

Synopsis:

The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist delivers "an astonishing literary achievement" (Anthony Gottlieb, ).

Synopsis:

"Thick with the spell of nature, is a powerful tale of ant empires and a boy determined to save them."--Diane Ackerman, author of "Wilson speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all."--Oliver Sacks "His style is gracious and lucid, the example of his life greatly inspiring."--Barry Lopez "Wilson is a writer of enthralling importance for our place in time."--Edward Hoagland, "There's a new Darwin. His name is Edward O. Wilson."--Tom Wolfe

About the Author

Regarded as one of the world's preeminent biologists and naturalists, Edward O. Wilson grew up in south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, where he spent his boyhood exploring the region's forests and swamps, collecting snakes, butterflies, and ants--the latter to become his lifelong specialty. The author of more than twenty books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ants and The Naturalist, as well as his first novel Anthill, Wilson, a professor at Harvard, makes his home in Lexington, Massachusetts.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 3 comments:

sikoya, August 19, 2012 (view all comments by sikoya)
Great book, great writer, great naturalist. I would highly recommend this book. How little ants can change the world of one little boy and one little town.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
Marti, January 5, 2012 (view all comments by Marti)
Truly wonderful book! Loved everything about it....EO Wilson is a great naturalist and this naturalist sensibility played directly into this novel.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
Marti, January 5, 2012 (view all comments by Marti)
Truly wonderful book! Loved everything about it....EO Wilson is a great naturalist and this naturalist sensibility played directly into this novel.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
View all 3 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393339703
Author:
Wilson, Edward Osborne
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Wilson, Edward O.
Author:
Wilson, Edward Osborne
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25000 x 5.50000 in

Other books you might like

  1. Mountains beyond Mountains: The...
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  2. People of the Book: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  3. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
    Used Trade Paper $6.50

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Miscellaneous Award Winners
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Featured Titles
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Sale Books
History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture
History and Social Science » Economics » General

Anthill Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 384 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393339703 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Anthill is a Southern tale that somehow incorporates a political analysis on environmental preservation, species extinction, and corrupt land developers into a coming-of-age novel. Midway through the book, the reader gets an extensive look at the explosive rise and dismal fall of several ant colonies in the Lake Nokobee forest in Alabama. Wilson has the amazing ability to explain ant colony life as though it's the most fascinating thing you could ever wish to read. Culture, purpose, war, and a dramatic arc fit for Greek tragedy — it's all there. To say that Anthill is an exciting and "human" dissertation on ant life makes it sound much, much less thrilling than it actually is. The story of Raff Cody and his life-long love of nature is sweet, beautiful, frightening, and enlightening. Don't try to understand the seemingly insane charms of this book — just read it!

"Synopsis" by , The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist delivers "an astonishing literary achievement" (Anthony Gottlieb, ).
"Synopsis" by , "Thick with the spell of nature, is a powerful tale of ant empires and a boy determined to save them."--Diane Ackerman, author of "Wilson speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all."--Oliver Sacks "His style is gracious and lucid, the example of his life greatly inspiring."--Barry Lopez "Wilson is a writer of enthralling importance for our place in time."--Edward Hoagland, "There's a new Darwin. His name is Edward O. Wilson."--Tom Wolfe
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.