Book Reading and Mixer in Raleigh, Tuesday, Sept. 26

Join us for a book reading and SCONC mixer on September 26 at 7 pm at at Quail Ridge Books. Our very own Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice will be sharing fun facts from her Book of Common Ants (Did you know that ants outnumber us a million to one? And they can carry 5,000 times their body weight?). Afterwards, we’ll walk next door to Vivace to talk more about ants, books, and a number of other things over an adult beverage.

Praise for Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants:
Carl Zimmer | National Geographic’s “The Loom”
“An elegant little book. Spicer Rice’s style is clear, fluid, and engaging. (I’m fond of the way she described winnow ants as ‘rusty ballerinas.’) What makes it especially lovely is the abundance of photographs by Alex Wild, the Ansel Adams of arthropods. I heartily recommend it to anyone who wants to appreciate the miniature beauty and complexity of ants. And I hope that Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants inspires other citizen science projects.”
Gwen Pearson | WIRED
“Ant genetics and reproduction are complex topics, but Spicer Rice makes it easy to understand with minimal jargon. The species descriptions seem like stories about eccentric and entertaining relatives, rather than ants.”