Anthill Astonishing inspirational even magical a naturalist s novel about an Alabama boy who heroically tries to save a sacred forest What the hell do you want snarled Frogman at Raff Cody as the boy stepp

  • Title: Anthill
  • Author: Edward O. Wilson
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  • Astonishing, inspirational, even magical a naturalist s novel about an Alabama boy who heroically tries to save a sacred forest What the hell do you want snarled Frogman at Raff Cody, as the boy stepped innocently on the reputed murderer s property Fifteen years old, Raff had only wanted to catch a glimpse of Frogman s 1,000 pound alligator Thus begins the epic storAstonishing, inspirational, even magical a naturalist s novel about an Alabama boy who heroically tries to save a sacred forest What the hell do you want snarled Frogman at Raff Cody, as the boy stepped innocently on the reputed murderer s property Fifteen years old, Raff had only wanted to catch a glimpse of Frogman s 1,000 pound alligator Thus begins the epic story of Anthill, part thriller, part parable, which follows the adventures of Raff, a modern day Huck Finn, whose improbable love of ants ends up transforming his own life and those around him Alarmed by condo developers who are intent on destroying Alabama s endangered Nokobee tract, Raff idealistically heads off to law school Returning home, he encounters the angry and corrupt ghosts of an old South he thought had disappeared The sacred woods he must now travel through to save Lake Nokobee are teeming with unimaginable danger Anthill, with some of the most striking scientific detail ever seen in a popular novel, will transfix readers with its stunning twists and startling revelations of the true meaning of nature s wildness

    Anthill Definition of Anthill by Merriam Webster Anthill definition is a mound of debris thrown up by ants or termites in digging their nest. Anthill Definition of Anthill at Dictionary Anthill definition, a mound of earth, leaves, etc formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest See . Anthill definition of anthill by The Free Dictionary anthill nt h l n A mound of soil, sand, or dirt formed by ants or termites in digging or building a nest ant hill nt h l n a mound of earth formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend Switch to new thesaurus Noun anthill a mound of anthill Dictionary Definition Vocabulary anthill n a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest Synonyms formicary Type of hammock , hillock , hummock , knoll , mound a small natural hill Anthill on the App Store Oct , GAME OF THE WEEK The best game on the App Store just got even better Due to popular demand, we ve added the new Antology campaign Eight new nail biting levels and an Endless Mayhem mode AWARDS Anthill has been selected as iPad Game of the Week Anthill has made the Quality I Anthill Agency We Empower Experiences Anthill Activator is an innovative digital content platform completely integrated with your existing Veeva Vault that reduces cost per slide while empowering local countries to deliver the latest content to Reps in less time than ever. Anthill Image Form Games Anthill is a gorgeous strategy game with an award winning interface based on the real world behavior of ants Available now on Nintendo Switch and iOS. Anthill by Edward O Wilson Jan , Anthill book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers Inspirational and magical, this is the story of a boy who grows up determi Ant colony

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    1. Edward O. Wilson

      Edward Osborne Wilson is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, and author His biological specialty is myrmecology, a branch of entomology A two time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non Fiction, Wilson is known for his career as a scientist, his advocacy for environmentalism, and his secular humanist ideas pertaining to religious and ethical matters He is Pellegrino University Research Professor in Entomology for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry He is a Humanist Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism.

    601 thoughts on “Anthill”

    1. I adore biology, but narratively speaking this was torture, and the biology in it is an end in itself. I skimmed very quickly through the last part. So disapponting.It means I'll turn to nonfiction again to second my love for social insects.

    2. So, how can a novel also be a book about science, biology, and environmentalism? Edward O. Wilson, eminent biologist, researcher, environmentalist, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning author has managed. This is a coming-of-age story about a boy named Raff, who grows up in southern Alabama, at the edge of a piece of wilderness known as the Nokobee tract. He grows up loving this wilderness area, and visits frequently, studying the plants and wildlife that thrive there. His relatives don't quite understand [...]

    3. [Three quarters of this book is a two star - one quarter is five. Herein I try to explains why.]I picked up this book at the library because I remembered seeing a review in the New York Times and being all awww, an octogenarian Pulitzer Prize winning biologist has written his first novel, a roman a clef about growing up as a nature-obsessed little boy in the South.In fact, when you think about it, there's nothing 'awwww' about being a Pulitzer Prize winning biologist at all. Such people are both [...]

    4. I had been desperately looking forward to this book for over a year, from the moment I heard E.O. Wilson mention at a live appearance that he had written his first novel and it was being published. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Wilson – he is one of my personal heroes both due to his impressive scientific and philosophical work and his ability to convey these ideas to the public through his prolific writing of popular science books. I’ve read a number of his nonfiction sc [...]

    5. Actually, I'd give this 3.8 stars. I expected Wilson to write an atypical novel, and he did. In the Prologue, he writes that this is a story about three parallel worlds, which nevertheless exist in the same space and time but in cycles so different in magnitude that each is virtually invisible to the others. Two of the "worlds" - human societies and the biosphere - don't seem much like cycles, but more like change through time. The ant world does show a cycle.There are six parts to this book, e [...]

    6. E.O. Wilson has written over 20 books, mostly non-fiction, Anthill is his first fiction title. Winner of 2 Pulitzer Prizes, and considered by many to be the world's leading authority on ants, E.O.Wilson is also Professor Emeritus at Harvard, so there are many reasons why one should give this work some time and energy to read.The only thing I really know about ants are how annoying they can be when I don't want them in the kitchen Coming of age story about Raff, in rural Alabama on the Florida bo [...]

    7. Especially recommmended for those who love natural science, the South, southern novels. Imagine Eudora Welty and Carl Sagan writing together. So far I love it.

    8. Anthill by E.O. Wilson was a disappointing story. Wilson is a great naturalist but a poor writer of fiction. The novel seems to have six disconnected sections. The first sections revolves around the adolescent naturalist Raff Cody and his cousin. But the novel jumps to a second section which details the back story of Cody's parents. We never hear about the cousin again. The third section sees an older Cody at university studying biology. From the second section onwards, the narrative is often ta [...]

    9. This is such a good book to explain effective environmental activism and aspects of sociobiology that I gave it to a bright young ninth grader nephew. My nephew was busy trying to save a dam in his own backyard in Pennsylvania.Anthill tells the story of a young man in semi-rural Mississippi who learns the basis of the scientific method - acute obsevation- as he watches the progress and destruction of competing anthills in a beautiful part of his own greater backyard.It tells his story, from his [...]

    10. BOOK REVIEW“ANTHILL,” by E. O. WilsonReviewed by Bill Breakstone, September 26, 2010Here’s proof, once again, that there’s wonderful literature to be found off the New York Times Bestseller List!E. O. Wilson is the Pulitzer Price-winning author of The Ants and The Naturalist. Regarded as one of the world’s preeminent biologists and naturalists, Wilson grew up in South Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Biology and Entomology at Harvard University. [...]

    11. The author explores conservation issues, religious views of the Creation, politics, greed, and above all, the glorious fun of being in nature, studying and enjoying and protecting nature. The middle of the novel is devoted to a parable and study of ants, which, as I never before had much interest in ants, surprised me by being very interesting.

    12. This novel marries my seemingly unrelated interests in literature and biological science. It is both a good story and a great insight into ecology. I also love that it is set in Alabama. This book is me through and through.

    13. Edward O. Wilson is a Pulitzer prize-winning author and naturalist. Anthill follows the life of young Raff a boy entranced by nature and most especially the life of Lake Nokobee, a small patch of wilderness near his Alabama home.Wilson excels and description of setting, of the creatures that inhabit Raff's favorite places, and most particularly the life of the ants in the Nokobee area (ants being the subject of his Pulitzer non-fiction book). The book is intelligent and readable, but falls flat [...]

    14. Actual rating: 2.5 stars.I am a devotee of young adult fiction, where the stories are full of action and to the point. E.O. Wilson's Anthill is so labeled. It is very much on point. I was disappointed in the lack of action, though I will admit there is some: as a young teenager, Raff encounters a fearsome backwoods hermit; later, as an adult, Raff flees three bad men who mean to shoot and kill him, and is rescued by the same backwoods hermit. Also, there are the ants the best part of the book, [...]

    15. First novel from one of the world's most prominent biologists and yes, authorities on ants. I grew up fascinated by ants and kept mason jars of them so I could watch them dig out tunnels, plus I grew up in the south, so I figured I might enjoy Alabamian E.O Wilson's debut work of fiction (he's written over 20 other books.) It's about a naturalist growing up in the South and the tensions between families of different classes, the opposing needs for conservation and development of land in poor rur [...]

    16. While critics unanimously praised Wilson's pioneering scientific work, they had mixed reactions to his debut novel. Wilson captures the carefree bliss of boyhood, and his vivid descriptions of the forest's flora and fauna will transport readers to the wilds of Alabama. The 70 pages comprising "The Anthill Chronicles" feature some of the novel's most eloquent and mesmerizing prose. (A portion of "The Anthill Chronicles" was published in the New Yorker as "Trailhead" and is available at newyorker) [...]

    17. The story of Raff Cody starts off nice enough, but to find the treasure of this novel one has to dig deep within the Anthill until reaching the part called The Anthill Chronicles (Part IV of the book). This is where the real action takes place: Ant-sex, soldiers, queens and maidens, battles, conquests, even a siege and some ant cannibalism. I was secretly hoping for an ant slave raid such as the one observed by Thoreau near his Walden cabin (and commented on by Wilson in The Future of Life), and [...]

    18. Major disappointment - I stuck it through, only to arrive at one of the most contrived and poorly done conclusions I've come across in a long time. This novel appears to be a transparent cover of the author's life, or events he would've wanted added to his life. And then, as a supposedly clever twist, he seems to have cast himself as the wisened professorial sage and narrator overseeing his protoge/main character. I wanted to like this book, and did for the first handful of chapters. But the car [...]

    19. I was disappointed in this book. It had garnered so much praise, but I thought that the only part worthy of any praise was the middle part, "The Anthill Chronicles." It was fascinating to read about the ants and the ant colonies. Wilson describes the ants' relationship to the environment, the way they process information, the way they communicate so clearly and interestingly. But I almost didn't get to that part. The beginning was a slog as he spent far too many pages on the genealogy of the mai [...]

    20. I was looking through the current releases at the library one day, and Anthill caught my eye. It's not the type of book I might normally be drawn to. The first fiction book written by a preeminent biologist and naturalist? However, after reading the fly leaf, it just seemed that I would enjoy it. I'd actually give it 3.5 stars over 4. Much of the story of Raff, the young hero of the book, is a little clunky, plodding, and somewhat convenient. But hidden about 2/3 into the book is a side story, T [...]

    21. Beautifully written by biologist E.O.Wilson ( it's his first novel), this is the story of Raff Cody. He grows up exploring the Nokobee tract, the last remnant of old-growth longleaf pine savannah of the Gulf coastal plain of South Alabama. He goes on to study biology at Florida State U. where he writes " The Anthill Chronicles," a history of the rise and fall of ant empires that unfold on the picnic grounds near Lake Nokobee. That story in itself is fascinating enough, but I was also completely [...]

    22. I wanted to like this book better than I did and certainly the author's heart is in the right place. The book is divided into thirds; the first tells the story of a young man developing an interest in biology, the second tells the story of a year in the life of a group of anthills, and the third talks about a kid interested in biology who becomes and eco activist and lawyer. The part about the anthill is the most interesting, as Wilson knows more about ants than most anyone, and he really makes [...]

    23. This book seemed very uneven and at times disjointed. Some parts were beautifully written (thus the 3 stars). Other parts were plodding and clunky. It seemed like several stories awkwardly stitched together. This leads to me review in segments. The beginning describing Raff's childhood in the south was particularly well done. I also liked the description of his time at Harvard. The anthill story was very well written, but too self consciously a metaphor for the human narrative. The denouement di [...]

    24. This amazing book takes different POVs. First we have a budding naturalist young Raff growing up in the Alabama wilderness, then his mentor a Professor who recognizes and encourages his talent. My favorite section, the Anthill Chronicles where we are inside the ant hills following their struggles and triumphs. If only The Bees had been this good. Then we return to Raff again who goes to Harvard to become a environmental lawyer in order to protect his beloved wilderness. A very satisfying story.

    25. I thought this book was interesting! Everything you ever wanted to know about ants, but were afraid to ask! I especially liked the comparison of ant society to the almost caste system social network of the deep South. I thought the ending was a little strange, but it served the purpose. It felt a little abrupt. Like the writer was tired of the book and just wanted to end it all in a "popular" way.

    26. I think the best part of the book is the middle, called "The Anthill Chronicles", which tells you everything you ever wanted to know about ant coloniesat they are an altruistic society, a superorganism where all activity is for the good of the colony. All the workers and soldiers are females,- males are only for copulation and then they die. Ants send their weak and disabled to war. Whereas we send our young men, they send their old ladies. Glad I'm not an ant!

    27. I thought the information on ant evolution and society was astounding! The other parts of the book, including the characters by formula were not Dr. Wilson's best work. Perhaps he should stick to his specialties: science, ants, and heartfelt pleas to non-scientists to put superstition aside and teach our children science!

    28. This is a surprisingly easy to read and well written novel, very engaging and with an extremely endearing main character. I enjoyed learning more about ants too, but they don't feature as much as the title suggests.Highly recommended for everybody who loves the natural world and care about all the animals, big and small, that live in it.

    29. I found myself annoyed throughout this book, partly because I respect and admire E.O.Wilson so much and party because it was so predictable and trite. The only part that showed any intrigue, originality, and emotion was the story of an ant colony mutation and the colony's demise. Maybe he should have stuck to natural history

    30. This was tough to get through. Wilson's descriptions of the south Alabama of his childhood and the ants of his life's work are dead on. But the plot/characterization/dialogue--you know, the things that make a book a novel rather than nature writing--are very weak. I would definitely encourage folks to read Naturalist, his autobiography, instead.

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