The Ants

The Ants

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by Bert Hölldobler, Edward O. Wilson, Bert Hvlldobler
     
 

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This landmark work, the distillation of a lifetime of research by the world's leading myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of one of the largest and most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Hölldobler and Wilson review in exhaustive detail

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View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of Science and the Humanities"

This landmark work, the distillation of a lifetime of research by the world's leading myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of one of the largest and most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Hölldobler and Wilson review in exhaustive detail virtually all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of the ants. In large format, with almost a thousand line drawings, photographs, and paintings, it is one of the most visually rich and all-encompassing views of any group of organisms on earth. It will be welcomed both as an introduction to the subject and as an encyclopedia reference for researchers in entomology, ecology, and sociobiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674040755
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
746
Sales rank:
1,338,458
Product dimensions:
9.76(w) x 12.72(h) x 1.72(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Importance of Ants

2. Classification and Origins

3. The Colony Life Cycle

4. Altruism and the Origin of the Worker Caste

5. Colony Odor and Kin Recognition

6. Queen Numbers and Domination

7. Communication

8. Caste and Division of Labor

9. Social Homeostasis and Flexibility

10. Foraging Strategies, Territory, and Population Regulation

11. The Organization of Species Communities

12. Symbioses among Ant Species

13. Symbioses with Other Arthropods

14. Symbioses between Ants and Plants

15. The Specialized Predators

16.The Army Ants

17. The Fungus Growers

18. The Harvesting Ants

19. Weaver Ants

20. Collecting, Culturing, Observing

Glossary

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

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