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Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration

Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration

by Bert Hölldobler, Edward O. WilsonBert Hölldobler
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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: 07/21/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 688,128
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bert Hölldobler is now Foundation Professor of Biology at Arizona State University; formerly Chair of Behavioral Physiology and Sociology at the Theodor Boveri Institute, University of Würzburg. He is also the recipient of the U.S. Senior Scientist Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German government. Until 1990, he was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University.

Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University. In addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (one of which he shares with Bert Hölldobler), Wilson has won many scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Table of Contents


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



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