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[The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies] This was a fascinating book that is definitely in my top five for 2013. It was written by research scientists about the ... Read full review

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With this book, Wilson finished a "grand tour of books" though the lives of social insects. Starting with
"The Insect Societies" and "Success and Dominance in Ecosystems: The Case of the Social Insects", about social insects in general, then on with "The Ants" and "Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration" for his main field of interest and ending with "The Superorganism. The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies" as a general conclusion of what social insects are and why. For the last three he got the help from Hölldobler, his co-worker in Harvard for so many years. This book is a must for everybody and a worthy ending of this tour of social insects. 

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