Entomologist Mark Moffett loves ants. He’s devoted his career to studying the tiny insects: how they move, what they eat, when they attack their prey. Moffett’s book, Adventures Among Ants, details his explorations around the world, tracking many a species through jungle forests and remote mountain passes.
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Harvard entomologist E.O. Wilson joins us to discuss his new book, "The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies." Wilson is faculty emeritus in the department of entomology at Harvard University and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction.
A Brazilian navy gunboat, sent up the Amazon river to investigate reports of problems inland, discovers that large ants have begun taking over parts of the jungle. Showing signs of intelligence, the insects prove extremely hard to deal with. First published in the Strand Magazine, December 1905.