Empire of the Ants has ratings and reviews. Adam said: What a strange book. It is essentially pages of ant fanfic, which is why it gets as. Bernard Werber’s Ants trilogy made him one of France’s most popular science fiction novelists in the 90s. Werber began studying journalism in in P. Bernard Werber Edmond Wells had studied ants for years: he knew of the power which Empire of the Ants is an extraordinary achievement.
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They replied that they had tne seen or heard of anything so effective. Its soft, clear chitin turned red after a few days, like that of all the Belokanians. It does show an unusual perspective from within ants It is a fascinating realm where boats are built of leaves and greenflies are domesticated and milked like cows, where citizens lock antennae in “absolute communication” and fight wars with precisely coordinated armies using sprays of glue and acids that can dissolve a snail.
Empire of the Ants
From the Hardcover edition. Feb wefber, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: Other books in the series. The mandible or jet of acid only ratified a situation of dominance already recognized by the two opponents.
Some way off, gunners seated on their abdomens were aiming and firing at bits of gravel five hundred heads away.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Not since Watership Down has a novel so vividly captured the lives and struggles of a fellow species and the valuable lessons they have to teach us. Bernard Werber is a scientific journalist who has studied ants for fifteen years as an avocation. The Myrmician civilization, so quick to adapt, had overplayed its hand this time.
While he was thinking this strange thought, a jet of formic acid grazed his antennae. Lists with This Book. Here a young female from the russet ant nation of Bel-o-kan learns that a strange new weapon has been killing off her comrades.
Jonathan Wells and his young family have Here is the stunning international bestseller in the tradition of Watership Down but with a dark, original twist. The great russet ant federations had been content to reinforce their armies with a large number of legions of foreign ants, all united under the one Belokanian scent banner.
Retrieved October 8, Apr 03, Adam Calhoun rated it it was ok. She took th leave and hurried off to her meeting with th and 56th. If only the th male could have seen it! A gunner jostled him, hitting him gently with the clubs at the end of her antennae.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It still may be of interest to some gamers that have read the book or really have a thing for insects, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
The aliens are right here with us. Aug 11, Emily Brown rated it it was ok. Werber’s ants are even capable of solitary reflection. Published February 2nd by Bantam first published It contains no character development and no reason for us to care about the characters. The youngest had to be kept nice and warm. It is essentially pages of ant fanfic, which is why it gets as many stars as it does.
Dan Adams, in reviewing the game for IGNconcluded: But when the family dog disappears down the basement steps, Jonathan follows–and soon his wife, his son, and various would-be rescuers vanish into its mysterious depths. Bernard Werber’s “Ants” trilogy made him one of France’s most popular science fiction novelists in the 90s.
They were careful, though. L’Empire des anges Cycle des anges, 2 4. Retrieved October 7, Deux histoires, l’une des humains, et l’autre des fourmis. No one ever went down there. That, too, depended on the weather.
EMPIRE OF THE ANTS by Bernard Werber | Kirkus Reviews
Nurses, the most numerous caste here, were piling up emlire eggs Mother laid. The descriptions of ant morphology, behavior, and social organization as well as their interactions with other species are engaging, detailed, and scientifically based, although Werber significantly exaggerates the reasoning and communication capabilities of the ants rendering his work science-fiction [ citation needed ]. Not that it really mattered.
Everyone let out bubbly little pheromones of laughter.
Other tasks had priority. They thrive in our backyards. Not since Watership Down has a novel so vividly captured the lives and struggles of a fellow species and the valuable lessons they have to teach us. To find out why, she enlists the help of a warrior ant, and the two set off on separate journeys into a harsh and violent world. Myriam rated it it was ok Apr 03, But when the family dog disappears down the basement steps, Jonathan follows–and soon his wife, his son, and various would-be rescuers vanish into its mysterious depths.
See 2 questions about Empire of the Ants…. It is a fascinating realm where boats are built of leaves and greenflies are domesticated and milked like cows, where citizens lock antennae in “absolute communication” and fight wars with precisely coordinated armies using sprays of glue and acids that can dissolve a snail.