Non-fiction Books on Ants

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Non-Fiction Books

This table lists a number of major Non-Fiction books in which the focus is specifically on ants.

Please note that this table excludes many books which contain separate chapters related to ants. For a listing of such books, please view the Chapters on Ants (non-fiction) table.

List of major non-fiction books on ants
Title Author Year of Publication Publisher Language Subject Notes
Natural History of Ants, The Réaumur, René Antoine Ferchault de; translation and annotation by William Morton Wheeler 1926 A.A. Knopf English translation and French text Natural History A classic book on the natural history of ants
Field Guide to the Ants of New England, A Ellison, Aaron, Gotelli, N., Fansworth, E., Alpert, G. 2012 Yale University Press English Identification Guide Field guide, illustrations and keys
Identification Guide to the Ant Genera of the World Bolton, Barry 1994 Harvard University Press English Identification & Classification Guide SEM's and keys
Ants, Bees, and Wasps: A Record of Observations on the Habits of the Social Hymenoptera Lubbock, John William (1834-1913) 1882 Appleton and Company English Natural History Experiments on the instincts and behavior of ants
Honey Ants of the Garden of the Gods, and the Occident Ants of the American Plains, The McCook, Henry Christopher (1837-1911) 1882 J.B. Lippincott & Co. English Natural History Written for the academic.
Ant Communities and How They are Governed; a Study in Natural Civics McCook, Henry Christopher (1837-1911) 1909 Harper & Brothers English Natural History Natural history of ants.
Marvels of Ant Life Kirby, William Forsell (1844-1912) 1898 S.W. Partridge & Co. English Natural History Natural history of ants.
Natural History of the Agricultural Ant of Texas, The McCook, Henry Christopher (1837-1911) 1879 Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia English Natural History Natural history of Harvesting ants: Pogonomyrmex
Evolution of an Insect Society, The Morley, Derek Wragge 1954 Allen & Unwin English Natural History Natural history of Wood ants (Formica)
Ant World, The Morley, Derek Wragge 1953 Penguin Books English Natural History Written for the layman
Ants Morley, Derek Wragge 1953 Collins English Natural History Natural history of British ants
Ants Huxley, Julian 1930 E. Benn English Natural History Natural history of ants
Australian Ants: Their Biology and Identification Shattuck, Steven O. 1999 CSIRO Publishing English Identification Guide and Biology Comprehensive treatment of Australian ants
Natural History of Ants, The Huber, M.P.; translation by James Rawlins Johnson 1820 Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown English Natural History Natural history of ants. Translated from the original French text published 1810 with the title Recherches sur les moeurs des fourmis indigènes
Recherches sur les moeurs des fourmis indigènes Huber, M.P. 1810 Chez J.J. Paschoud French Natural History Natural history of ants.
Ways of the Ant Crompton, John 1954 Houghton Mifflin English Natural History Written for the layman
Year of the Ant, The Ordish, George 1978 Scribner English Natural History Formica exsectoides. Natural history for the layman. Illustrations by Clarke Hutton
Le Monde Des Fourmis: Un Univers De Science-fiction Chauvin, Rémy 1969 Plon French Natural History Controversial treatment. Work translated into English and titled The World of Ants: a Science Fiction Universe
World of Ants: a Science Fiction Universe, The Chauvin, Rémy; translation by George Ordish 1970 Hill and Wang English Natural History Controversial treatment. Work was translated from the French Le Monde Des Fourmis: Un Univers De Science-fiction
British Ants: Their Life History and Classification Donisthorpe, Horace St. John Kelly (1870-1951) 1915 W. Brendon English Natural History Natural history of British ants
Ants: Their Structure, Development and Behavior Wheeler, William Morton (1865-1937) 1910 Columbia University Press English Natural History Book review by Brues
Fungus Growing Ants of North America, The Wheeler, William Morton (1865-1937) 1907 Dover Publications English Natural History Written for the academic. Reprinted in 1973
Introduction to the Behavior of Ants, An Sudd, John H. 1967 St. Martin's English Natural History Dealing with the behavior of ants. Reprinted in 1970
La Vie Des Fourmis Maeterlinck, Maurice 1930 Fasquelle French Natural History Written for the layman. Work translated into English and titled The Life of the Ant
Life of the Ant, The Maeterlinck, Maurice; translation by Bernard Miall 1930 John Day Co. English Natural History Written for the layman. Work was translated from the French La Vie Des Fourmis
Carpenter Ants of the United States and Canada Hansen, Laurel Dianne and Klotz, John H. 2005 Cornell University Press English Natural History and Classification Focus on pest carpenter ants
Ants at Work: How an Insect Society is Organized Gordon, Deborah M. 1999 The Free Press English Ecology Pogonomyrmex harvester ants
Ants of North America Creighton, William Steel (1902-1973) 1950 Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University English Identification Guide Keys to genera and species of North American ants
Ants of New Mexico, The Mackay, William & Mackay, Emma 2002 Edwin Mellen Press English Identification Guide Keys and biology of ants of New Mexico
The Systematics and Biology of the New World Ants of the Genus Pachycondyla (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) Mackay, William & Mackay, Emma 2010 Edwin Mellen Press English Identification Guide Keys in English and Spanish, biology and distribution
Pogonomyrmex Harvester Ants: A Study of the Genus in North America Cole, Arthur C. 1968 University of Tennessee Press English Identification Guide and Biology Pogonomyrmex harvester ants
The Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct Hölldobler, Bert & Wilson, Edward O. 2011 Norton English Natural History Attine natural history
Ants, The Hölldobler, Bert & Wilson, Edward O. 1990 Belknap Press of Harvard University Press English Natural History, Classification, Ecology 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner for General Non-Fiction
Journey to the Ants Hölldobler, Bert & Wilson, Edward O. 1995 Belknap Press of Harvard University Press English History Book for the layman
Kingdom of Ants: José Celestino Mutis and the Dawn of Natural History in the New World Wilson, Edward O. & Durán, José María Gómez 2010 Johns Hopkins University Press English History First myrmecologist in the New World
Ants of Japan Imai, Hirotami T., Japanese Ant Database Group & et al. 2003 Gakken English Identification Guide Keys and illustrations to species
Ants of North America: A Guide to the Genera Fisher, Brian L. & Cover, Stefan P. 2007 University of California Press English Identification Guide Field guide, keys to genera
Fossil Ants of North America, The Carpenter, Frank M. 1930 Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University English Identification Guide Images to fossil ants of Colorado Florissant Shale
Myrmica Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Old World Radchenko, Alexander G. & Elmes, Graham W. 2010 Natura optima dux Foundation English Identification Guide Keys to species and notes on biology
Guide to Colobopsis Ants of the World, A McArthur, Archie 2012 South Australian Museum English Identification Guide Keys and species accounts
Guide to Camponotus Ants of South Australia, A McArthur, Archie 2010 Axiom Books English Identification Guide Keys and Illustrations to species
La Vie Des Fourmis Keller, Laurent & Gordon, Élisabeth 2006 O. Jacob French Natural History Natural history for the layman. Work translated into English and titled The Lives of Ants
Lives of Ants, The Keller, Laurent & Gordon, Élisabeth; translation by James Grieve 2009 Oxford University Press English Natural History Natural history for the layman. Work translated from the French La Vie Des Fourmis
Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitory Biodiversity Agosti, Donat,; Majer, Jonathan,; Alonso, Leeane & Schultz, Ted R. 2000 Smithsonian Institution Press English Biodiversity Technical compilation of techniques for studying ants
Senses of Insects, The Forel, Auguste-Henri (1848-1931); translation by Macleod Yearsley 1908 Methuen & Co. English Natural History Experiments on ants
The Social World of Ants Compared with That of Man Forel, Auguste-Henri (1848-1931); translation by C.K. Ogden 1928 G.P. Putnam Sons English Natural History Volumes I and II. Classic book on ants
Synopsis and Classification of the Formicidae Bolton, Barry 2003 American Entomological Institute English Classification From the series Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, v. 71. Seminal work on ants.
Essai Sur l'Histoire des Fourmis de la France Latreille, Pierre-André 1798 Éd. Champion-Slatkine; Éd. de la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie French Natural History Classic book on ants of France. Reissued in 1989
Social Evolution in Ants Bourke, Andrew F.G. & Franks, Nigel R. 1995 Princeton University Press English Evolution Academic book
Evolution of Social Insect Colonies: Sex Allocation and Kin Selection Crozier, R.H. & Pamilo, Pekka 1996 Oxford University Press English Evolution Academic book
Army Ants: the Biology of Social Predation Gotwald, William H. 1995 Cornell University Press English Ecology Academic book on Army ants
A New General Catalogue of the Ants of the World Bolton, Barry 1995 Harvard University Press English Classification Out of date. Refer to AntWiki.org for updates
Ants of North Dakota, The Wheeler, George C. & Wheeler, Jeanette 1963 University of North Dakota Press English Identification Guide Keys to species
North Dakota Ants Updated Wheeler, George C. & Wheeler, Jeanette 1977 Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada System English Identification Guide Keys to species; updated supplement to The Ants of North Dakota
Ants of Deep Canyon Wheeler, George C. & Wheeler, Jeanette 1973 Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center, University of California, Riverside English Identification Guide Keys and biology and distribution
Ants of Nevada, The Wheeler, George C. & Wheeler, Jeanette 1986 Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County English Identification Guide Keys to genus and species
Ants of Colorado with Reference to Their Ecology, Taxonomy, and Geographic Distribution, The Gregg, Robert E. 1963 University of Colorado Press English Identification Guide Keys to species and biology
Adventures Among Ants: a Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions Moffett, Mark W. 2010 University of California Press English Ecology and Biology Autobiography and natural history of ants
Bibliography of Ant Systematics, A Ward, Philip S.; Bolton, Barry, Shattuck, Seven O. & Brown, William L. Jr. 1996 University of California Press English Bibliography Updated on AntCat and Antwiki on the web
Ants of Ohio, The Coovert, Gary A. 2005 Ohio Biological Survey English Identification Guide Keys to species
Ant Tribe Dacetini, The Bolton, Barry, Shattuck, Seven O. & Fisher, Brian L. 2000 The American Entomological Institute English Identification Guide Keys to species and general biology
Astonishing Ant, The Kenly, Julie Closson 1931 D. Appleton and Co. English Natural History B ook for the layman
Ants and Their Ways White, Farren W. 1883 The Religious Tract Society English Natural History List of genera and species of British ants with illustrations.
Die Staaten der Ameisen Goetsch, Wilhelm 1953 Springer German Natural History Written for the layman. Work translated into English and titled The Ants
Ants, The Goetsch, Wilhelm; translation by Ralph Manheim 1957 University of Michigan Press English Natural History Written for the layman. Work translated from the German Die Staaten der Ameisen
World of the Ant, The Costello, David F. 1968 Lippincott English Natural History Written for the layman
Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Poland, The Czechowski, Wojciech, Radchenko, Alexander, & Czechowska, Wieslawa 2002 Warszawa: Museum and Institute of Zoology English Identification Guide Keys to species and biology
The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark Collingwood, Cedric A. 1979 Scandinavian Science Press English Identification Guide Keys to species and biology. Found within Fauna entomologica Scandinavica, v. 8
Ameisen Ewers, Hanns Heinz 1925 G. Müller German Natural History Written for the layman. Work translated into English and titled The Ant People
Ant People, The Ewers, Hanns Heinz; translation by Clifton Harby Levy 1927 John Lane, the Bodley Head English Natural History Written for the layman. Work translated from the German Ameisen
World of the Harvester Ants, The Taber, Stephen Welton 1998 Texas A&M University Press English Identification Guide Keys to species, distribution and biology
Earth Dwellers, The: Adventures in the Land of Ants Hoyt, Erich 1996 Simon & Schuster English Natural History Notes on Bill Brown and Ed Wilson. Written for the layman.
Of Ants and Men Haskins, Caryl P. 1939 Prentice-Hall, Inc. English Natural History Written for the layman
Das Sozialleben der Ameisen Dumpert, Klaus 1978 P. Parey German Natural History Written for the academic. Work translated into English and titled The Social Biology of Ants
Social Biology of Ants, The Dumpert, Klaus; translation by C. Johnson 1981 Pitman Advanced Publishing Program English Natural History Written for the academic. Work translated from the German Das Sozialleben der Ameisen
Ants of Southern Australia, The: A Guide to the Bassian Fauna Andersen, Alan N. 1991 CSIRO Pub. English Identification Guide Keys to genera
Ants of Northern Australia, The: A Guide to the Monsoonal Fauna Andersen, Alan N. 2000 CSIRO Pub. English Identification Guide Keys to species
Ant Ecology Lach, Lori, Parr, Catherine L. & Abbott, Kirsti L., eds.] 2010 Oxford University Press English Ecology Written for the academic
Armies of the Ant, The: Based on the Experiences of Charles L. Hogue Hogue, Charles L. and Alan Landsburg Productions, Inc.; general editing by Alfred Meyer 1972 World Publishing English Natural History From the series American Museum of Natural History's The new explorers. .Written for the layman.
Ants of California, The Cook, Thomas Wrentmore 1953 Pacific Books English Identification Guide Written for the academic
Division of Labor Among Ants Buckingham, Edith Narson 1911 Ginn English Natural History From the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 46, no. 18. Written for the academic.
William Morton Wheeler, Biologist Evans, Mary Alice & Evans, Howard Ensign 1970 H arvard University Press English Biography On the life of William Morton Wheeler.
Advances in Myrmecology Trager, James C., ed., and Wheeler, George C. 1988 E.J. Brill English Systematics, Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Written for the academic.
All About Ants Larson, Peggy Pickering & Larson, Mervin W. 1965 World English Natural History Written for the layman.
Evolutionary Ecology of Ant-Plant Mutualisms, The Beattie, Andrew J. 1985 Cambridge University Press English Ecology Written for the academic.
Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma, The: Hymenoptera Vol. II: Ants and Cuckoo-wasps Bingham, Charles Thomas 1903 Taylor and Francis English Identification Guide Written for the academic
Exotic Ants: Biology, Impact, and Control of Introduced Species Williams, David F., ed. 1994 Westview Press English Biology and Control Written for the academic.
Ant-Plant Interactions Huxley, Camilla R., Cutler, D. F., Linnean Society of London; University of Oxford Dept. of Zoology, and University of Oxford Dept. of Plant Sciences 1991 Oxford University Press English Ecology Written for the academic.
Applied Myrmecology: A World Perspective Vander Meer, Robert K., Jaffe, Klaus, & Cedeno, Aragua 1990 Westview Press English Pests Written for the academic.
Guide to Ants of South Australia, A Greenslade, P. J. M. 1979 South Australian Museum English Identification Guide Keys to genus. A part of the Special Educational Bulletin Series (South Australian Museum).
Ants, Fourmis, Mrówki: In Memory of Professor Dr. Bohdan Pisarski Czechowski, Wojciech ed. 1994 Polska Akademia Nauk, Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii English, French, & abstracts in Polish Natural History Written for the academic.
Ants, Fourmis, Mrówki ... Czechowski, Wojciech ed. 1994 Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN Polish Natural History Written for the academic. In memory of Professor Dr. Bohdan Pisarski.
Production Ecology of Ants and Termites Brian, M.V. 1977 Cambridge University Press English Natural History Written for the academic.
Fire Ants, Fire Tschinkel, Walter R. 2006 Belknap Press of Harvard University Press English Natural History Written for the academic.
Army Ants: A Study in Social Organization Schneirla, T.C.; Topoff, Howard R. ed. 1971 W.H. Freeman English Natural History Written for the academic.
Behavioural Ecology of Ants, The Sudd, John Hilton & Franks, Nigel R. 1987 Blackie; Chapman and Hall English Behavior and Ecology Written for the academic.
Introduction to the Behavior of Ants, An Sudd, John, Hilton 1967 St. Martin's English Natural History Written for the academic.
Gardening Ants: The Attines Weber, Neal A. 1972 American Philosophical Society English Natural History Written for the academic. A part of the series Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, v. 92.
Pheidole in the New World: A Dominant, Hyperdiverse Ant Genus Wilson, Edward O. 2003 Harvard University Press English Taxonomy Keys to species.
Ant Hill Odyssey Mann, William M. 1948 Little, Brown English Biography Biography and correspondence of zoologist William M. Mann.

Chapters on Ants (non-fiction)

This table lists books containing separate chapters specifically on ants.

List of non-fiction books with chapters on ants
Title Author Year of Publication Publisher Language Subject Notes
[Wild Bees, Wasps and Ants and other Stinging Insects] Saunders, Edward publication date unknown London: George Routledge & Sons English Natural History A couple of small chapters for the layman
Production Ecology of Ants and Termites Brian, Michael V. Ed. 1978 Cambridge University Press English Ecology The role of ants in ecosystems.
Orgnization of Insect Societies Gadau, Jurgen & Fewell, Jennifer Eds. 2009 Harvard University Press English Ecology Ecology and behavior for the academic
Social Insects: Volume I, II, III, and IV Herman, Henry Ed. 1979 Academic Press English Natural History Written for the academic
The Insect Societies Wilson, Edward Osborne 1071 Belknap Press of Harvard University Press English Systematics, Ecology, Behavior, Evolution classic book
Caste and Ecology in the Social Insects Oster, George F. & Wilson, Edward O. 1978 Princeton University Press English Development Caste Determination
Social Life Among the Insects Wheeler, William Morton 1923 Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc. English Natural History Chapter on castes, and parasitic ants
The Social Insects Wheeler, William Morton 1928 Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., LTD. English Natural History Written for the academic
From Individual to Collective Behavior in Social Insects Pasteels, Jacques M. & Deneubourg, Jean-Louis 1987 Birkhauser Verlag English Behavior Written for the academic