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Secret lives of ants

Auteur : Jae C Choe; OverDrive, Inc.
Éditeur: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2012.
Édition/format:   Livre électronique : Document : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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In the words of the author, "Once you get to know them, you'll love them."

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Genre/forme: Electronic books
Format – détails additionnels: Print version:
(DLC) 2011021207
Type d’ouvrage: Document, Ressource Internet
Type de document: Ressource Internet, Fichier d'ordinateur
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Jae C Choe; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9781421405216 1421405210
Numéro OCLC: 854892386
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contenu: 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.
Autres titres: Kaemi cheguk ŭi palgyŏn.
Responsabilité: 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 Lire la suite...

 
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