"I have never read a book written in such a unique style. It is as though Eugene Marais breathes life into the words, animating the lives and struggles of the white ants in such a way that they almost seem human."
"As a safari Guide in the Okavango Botswana for many years, I used this book as a basis for presenting a fascination for the smaller creatures of the African bush, my home for my entire life and which I was privileged to share with many clients from different countries. Termite mounds are really interesting and Eugene Marais compared the infrastructure of a termitary to that of the human body. Writing from the heart, this scientific author instills a wonder in the reader, of the incredible intracacies of nature, in a light-hearted, easily readable manner."
"This book doesn't quit when it comes to fascinating insights about termites. I read it with almost no knowledge of what these tiny creatures are capable of, and I was transfixed by these rich and complex insect societies. For the layman, this is an entertaining and informative introduction to a very amazing creature."
"Brilliant and thought provoking material."
1) The Beginning of a Termitary
2) Unsolved Secrets
3) Language in the Insect World
4) What is the Psyche?
5) Luminosity in the Animal Kingdom
6) The Composite Animal
7) Somatic Death
8) The Development of the Composite Animal
9) The Birth of the Termite Community
10) Pain and Travail in Nature
11) Uninherited Instincts
12) The Mysterious Power which Governs
13) The Water Supply
14) The First Architects
15) The Queen in her Cell