Tales From the Ant World by Edward O. Wilson

A fascinating collection of stories from an ant expert. There is some flow between the stories but there isn’t an overarching narrative. Mr. Wilson has bits and pieces of his biography in here telling you how he came to want to study ants and some of the interesting projects he worked on in his life. The stories were interesting but for me they weren’t detailed enough. I wanted more. They just start to get interesting and then he moves onto another story. This book comes off as listening to fragments of interesting stories from grandpa.

This book is highly rated and I know why. It makes people feel smart. “Look at me! I read a non-fiction book about science”. It was a very easy read. The chapters are short. Mr. Wilson is a pretty good writer, so if you’re looking for a light, super light book about ants, this may be what you’re looking for. If you want an in-depth book about ants, this isn’t the book for you. Sadly, this book didn’t really make me that happy but on the plus side it was a very fast read.

Rating: ★★

Book #43 in my 2022 Reading Challenge

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