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The Ant Heap


by V. G. Dethier



About the Book:

    With a deep knowledge of his subject based on his own extensive researches in entomology and the human condition in general, Professor Dethier has written a charming fable that will fascinate readers of all ages. It is a suspenseful tale that will prove informative and provocative to even the most casual reader. A delight for students young and old.


About the Author:

V. G. Dethier, Professor of Zoology at the University of Massachusetts, is best known for his numerous researches and studies into insect feeding and behavior. He is a fellow of the national Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has served as president of the American Society of Zoologists.



Woven from the whole cloth of his own specialization on insect feeding and behavior, Dethier's tale is a marvelous ploy for conveying a great deal of good biology. . . . This ought to be required reading for biologists and biology students of any age.

—The American Biology Teacher


Publication date: 1979

5 Illustrations

Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (14.0 x 20.3 cm); 151 pages

CIP L.C. 79-52701

ISBN 978-0-87850-034-5  $7.95  Buy it at Amazon.com!