The Ant Collective

Publisher
KOSMOS Verlag

Size
255 x 350 mm

Publication date
March 2020

Length
128 pages

Language
German

Topic
A fully illustrated non-fiction book about the monogynous form of the Red Wood Ant (Formica rufa). It shows the formation of a Wood Ant nest and the versatile social behavior of ants.

Description
The book was completely designed, researched, written, and illustrated by me. It is based onto my master’s thesis in Informative Illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. The book visualizes in naturalistic 3D-Illustrations and schematic infographics, the anatomy of ants, their nest architecture, their interaction with the environment, their interaction with other animals and their group behavior in numerous situations.
The information in the book is based onto numerous scientific works of myrmecologist and visual aids I collected.

Excerpts from the book