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Insects that work together

Author: Molly Aloian; Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: St. Catharines, Ont. : Crabtree Pub., 2005.
Series: World of insects (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This face-filled book explains in simple terms how the insects within insect colonies work together to ensure the survival of their colonies. Young readers will be intrigued to discover which insects are social, the different insect castes, and the importance of each caste within a colony. Detailed illustrations and clear, concise text highlight - the roles of workers, drones, and queens - the different types of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Aloian; Bobbie Kalman
ISBN: 0778723429 9780778723424 0778723763 9780778723769
OCLC Number: 57574651
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: What are insects? --
Working together --
Honeybees --
Honeybee hives --
Dancing honeybees --
Hive wasps --
Paper-makers --
Termites --
Termite nests --
Ants --
Amazing army ants --
Migrating in swarms --
Build a hive --
Glossary and index.
Series Title: World of insects (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Molly Aloian & Bobbie Kalman.

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This face-filled book explains in simple terms how the insects within insect colonies work together to ensure the survival of their colonies. Young readers will be intrigued to discover which insects are social, the different insect castes, and the importance of each caste within a colony. Detailed illustrations and clear, concise text highlight - the roles of workers, drones, and queens - the different types of nests and how nests are constructed - the role of a termite king - how social insects work together to find food - which insects swarm or migrate in groups.

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