Ants Are Us
Gordon Grice on ants
SIX LEGS BETTER:
A Cultural History of Myrmecology.
By Charlotte Sleigh. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 302 pp. $55
My favorite 1950s horror film is Them!, the one in which giant ants come out of the atomic desert to terrorize Los Angeles. The premise is scientifically untenable, but it seems convincing...