Social Wasps: Their biology and controlBy Robin Edwards
Retokil LTD, 1980
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This is one of the most thoroughly written works on social wasps. This book primarily contains information on British species but contains information on social vespids from other parts of the world as well.
Here is a link to a readable/downlaodable copy: http://www.academia.edu/2325339/Edwards_1980_Social_Wasps_Their_Biology_and_Control