Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration

Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration

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by Bert Holldobler, Edward O. Wilson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674485262

ISBN-13: 9780674485266

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Harvard

Richly illustrated and delightfully written, Journey to the Ants combines autobiography and scientific lore to convey the excitement and pleasure the study of ants can offer. Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson interweave their personal adventures with the social lives of ants, building, from the first minute observations of childhood, a remarkable account of

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Richly illustrated and delightfully written, Journey to the Ants combines autobiography and scientific lore to convey the excitement and pleasure the study of ants can offer. Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson interweave their personal adventures with the social lives of ants, building, from the first minute observations of childhood, a remarkable account of these abundant insects’ evolutionary achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674485266
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
784,620
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Dominance of Ants

2. For the Love of Ants

3. The Life and Death of the Colony

4. How Ants Communicate

5. War and Foreign Policy

6. The Ur-Ants

7. Conflict and Dominance

8. The Origin of Cooperation

9. The Superorganism

10. Social Parasites: Breaking the Code

11. The Trophobionts

12. Army Ants

13. The Strangest Ants

14. How Ants Control Their Environment

Epilogue: Who Will Survive?

How to Study Ants

Acknowledgments

Index

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Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Before I read this book, I thought ants were pretty ordinary, uninteresting insects. They seemed to be the 'generic insect'. When I recieved this book as a christmas present, I thought 'hey, they're ants, what else is there to know?'. Well, i was quite wrong. This book clearly described every fascinating aspect of the society of the ants. After I finished this book, I gained an abundance of knowledge and a different point of view.