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Secret lives of ants

Author: Jae C Choe; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes readers into a miniature world dominated by six-legged organisms which is the world of the ant, an insect that humans, as well as most other life forms, depend upon for their very survival.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011021207
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jae C Choe; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9781421405216 1421405210
OCLC Number: 854892386
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : My first journey to the ants --
Ants mean business : how the futuristic economics of ants maximizes their returns --
Economies of scale and rational business management : from joint ventures to multinational enterprises --
A 50-million-year tradition of farming : the massive underground mushroom farms of the leaf-cutter ants --
Ant ranchers : masters of dairy farming second only to mankind --
The world's first bodyguards : standing watch for room and board --
The charge of the ant brigade : the terrifying march of the army ants --
Talking with the ants : the clever designs of ant communication --
The ants come home : sense of direction and biological clocks --
Ants at work : maids, nannies, laborers, soldiers --
Con artists of the ant world : parasites that have cracked the ants' secret code --
Villains and monsters of the ant world : predators and parasites --
No children of their own : females in the service of an amazon queen --
Conflict in the queendom : divine right of the queen? : or the will of the masses? --
Political conflict and international alliances : yesterday's comrade, today's enemy --
The foundation myth of the Aztec ant queendom : the queens' battle for the throne --
War and slavery : from full-scale slaughter to bloodless warfare --
Epilogue : To know them is to love them.
Other Titles: Kaemi cheguk ŭi palgyŏn.
Responsibility: Jae Choe ; foreword by Jane Goodall ; photographs by Dan Perlman ; translated by Dan Leonard.

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A good general introduction to the biology of ants. Birdbooker Report Choe's goal is to expose the fascinating miniature world of ants to curious minds... Highly recommended. Choice Enter the Read more...

 
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