Deborah M. Gordon
Deborah M. Gordon is somewhat smitten with ants ... in fact, has written several books on the subject.
Our favorite, Ants at Work: How an Insect Society is Organized, came out several years ago under the imprint of the Free Press.
We paid homage to it in review for its scientific --- but merry --- bent, and included it in our recent dual-volume anthology, The Noisiest Book Review in the Known World.
We sent a copy along to Dr. Gordon at Stanford University, where she (and, presumably, all her little workers) are busy on future studies of ant history, culture, and no doubt song and dance. This was her response:Dear Mho & Mho Works:
That was one of the nicest packages I ever received. I'm not sure to whom I'm writing, but whoever you are, thanks very much for your note and for the books.
I disagree with the reviewer of Ants at Work: it is much more fun to watch the ants than read about them.
I'm enclosing a copy of my recent book, Ant Encounters.--- Deborah M. Gordon