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Ants

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Millions of ants live all around you-inside and outside your home. They are always on the move, doing important chores like collecting food, building or cleaning their nest, sending messages to one another and feeding the babies. Meet the weirdest and most ferocious ants as well as the biggest and smallest varieties. Find out how ants can carry objects many times their weight, and how they communicate. Learn how to observe the ants around you, and see how ants would go about ...

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Overview

Millions of ants live all around you-inside and outside your home. They are always on the move, doing important chores like collecting food, building or cleaning their nest, sending messages to one another and feeding the babies. Meet the weirdest and most ferocious ants as well as the biggest and smallest varieties. Find out how ants can carry objects many times their weight, and how they communicate. Learn how to observe the ants around you, and see how ants would go about their daily lives if they lived in a home like yours!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552851296
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Whitecap Books Investigate Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 844,340
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lewis Kimberly is an award-winning poet, children's author, and fiction writer. She founded the Dare To Dream fundraising program for schools and organizations, and enjoys giving presentations to school assemblies that emphasize the importance of furthering education and encouraging young people to pursue their dreams. She enjoys retreating to her mountain cabin with her husband, and their three children.
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Table of Contents

A world of ants 6
What is an ant? 8
Ants on the outside 10
Ants on the inside 12
Senses 14
Trail blazing 16
Ant cities 18
Living together 20
Working together 22
Life of a baby 24
Life of a worker 26
Life of a soldier 28
Life of a queen 30
What ants eat and how 32
Army ants 34
Harvester ants 36
Leafcutter ants 38
Honeypot ants 40
Honeydew farmers 42
Ants living with plants 44
What animals eat ants? 46
Defence 48
Mimicry 50
Do ants help us? 52
The ant family 54
If ants lived like us 56
Glossary 58
Find out more about ants 60
Index 61
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