Mark has been described as ‘the Jane Goodall of ants.’ Certainly Adventures Among Ants, with its detailed account of his fieldwork, makes an invaluable contribution to our scientific knowledge of these creatures. But it does more. It is so will written and captures his excitement so wonderfully that it will bring this wealth of information to a far wider audience. I was fascinated with ants when I was a child—how I wish this book had been available to me then.—Jane Goodall