Join a modern day explorer as he leads a team and treks through the last remote rainforests, deserts and plains of Madagascar in search of ants! See brilliant photos of Dr. Brian Fisher, an adventurer and biologist featured on Animal Planet, the BBC and in Discover magazine, as he inventories insects as a useful tool to discover and preserve the biodiversity of all plants and animals on this unique island.
This large format photo essay follows the story of Dr. Fisher’s research as he inventories ants on a massive scale and constructs Madagascar’s first biodiversity research center. All proceeds from the sale of this book ($50) go directly to support the mission to discover and conserve the biodiversity of Madagascar. Your contribution to this California Academy of Sciences project is tax deductible in the United States.
Through education and research, Dr. Fisher’s team is creating an industrial strength index and database of the environment. This fascinating story features more than the early warnings of an environment under attack, but also explores how a local community becomes "bioliterate" - understanding and protecting the natural world that surrounds them.
Full color, full page images detail the planning, strength and endurance required to explore difficult terrain and perform field research on a massive scale in distant lands. Trucks mired in mud, ox carts forging rivers and the camaraderie of international research teams – its all in this book.