The Smart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision Making, and Getting Things Done

The Smart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision Making, and Getting Things Done

by Peter Miller

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583334287
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 579,514
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter Miller is a senior editor at National Geographic and has served as a writer and editor at the magazine for more than twenty-five years. He lives in Reston, Virginia, with his wife.

Table of Contents

Foreword Don Tapscott ix

Introduction: When in Doubt, Turn to the Experts xiii

1 Ants: Who's in Charge Here? 1

2 Honeybees: Making Smart Decisions 33

3 Termites: One Thing Leads to Another 105

4 Birds of a Feather: Secrets of Flocks, Schools, and Herds 159

5 Locusts: The Dark Sides of Crowds 227

Conclusion: Doing the Right Thing 259

Acknowledgments 270

Notes 274

Index 279

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The Smart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision Making, and Getting Things Done 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
I learned so much from reading this book. I'm always interested in finding out the why behind actions, whether it's humans or animals who are responsible. I really liked how Peter worded everything in an easy to understand way that was anything but textbook-like. I really enjoyed it.
vijaypm More than 1 year ago
Very well paced and clear writing. And, very stimulating. Loved this book and I learnt a lot.
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