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biology of insects particularly ants
"Most of Earth's largest species mammals, birds, and trees have been seen and
microwildernesses exist in a
handful of soil or aqueous silt
collected almost anywhere in
the world. They at least are
close to a pristine state and still
unvisited. . . . A convert from the macroscopic to the
If I could do it all over again,
and relive my vision of the
twenty-first century, I would be
a microbial ecologist. Ten
billion bacteria live in a gram
of ordinary soil, a mere pinch
held between thumb and
forefinger. They represent
thousands of species, almost
none of which are known to
science. Into that world I
would go with the aid of
modern microscopy and
Edward O. Wilson Be(For)e next day
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