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The Superorganism: Book summary and reviews of The Superorganism by Bert Holldobler & Edward O Wilson
The Superorganism Summary
The Superorganism promises to be one of the most important scientific works published in this decade. Coming eighteen years after the publication of The Ants, this new volume expands our knowledge of the social insects (among them, ants, bees, wasps, and termites) and is based on remarkable research conducted mostly within the last two decades. These superorganismsa tightly knit colony of individuals, formed by altruistic cooperation, complex communication, and division of laborrepresent one of the basic stages of biological organization, midway between the organism and the entire species.
The Superorganism Reviews
"Starred Review. While the superorganism concept is not new, it has never been stated explicitly or explored on such a grand scale. Recommended for high school, academic, and public libraries and interested lay readers." - Library Journal.
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Bert Holldobler & Edward O Wilson Author Biography
Edward O. Wilson was born on June 10, 1929, in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in a series of towns in Alabama and Florida as well as Washington, D.C. After earning a B.S. and M.S. in biology at the University of Alabama, he joined the graduate program at University of Tennessee for a year. He then transferred to Harvard University, where he earned a Ph.D. in 1955. From 1953 to 1956 he was a Junior Fellow in Harvards Society of Fellows. During this period he commenced a series of research field-trips that were to take him, to many parts of the South Pacific and New World tropics. In 1956 he joined the Harvard faculty, where he is now Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology.
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