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The ants

Author: Bert Hölldobler; Edward O Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1990.
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Reviews in detail all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of ants.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bert Hölldobler; Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 0674040759 9780674040755
OCLC Number: 19325464
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1991.
Description: xii, 732 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: The importance of ants --
Classification and origins --
The colony life cycle --
Altruism and the origin of the worker caste --
Colony odor and kin recognition --
Queen numbers and domination --
Communication --
Caste and division of labor --
Social homeostasis and flexibility --
Foraging strategis, territory, and population regulation --
The organization of species communities --
Symbioses among ant species --
Symbioses with other arthropods --
Symbioses between ants and plants --
The specialized predators --
The army ants --
The fungus growers --
The haravesting ants --
Weaver ants --Collecting, culturing, observing.
Responsibility: Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson.
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