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The superorganism : the beauty, elegance, and strangeness of insect societies

Author: Bert Hölldobler; Edward O Wilson; Margaret Cecile Nelson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Ants present a lavishly detailed account of the extraordinary lives of social insects that draws on more than two decades of research and offers insight into how bees, termites, and other insect societies thrive in systems of altruistic cooperation, complex communication, and labor division.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bert Hölldobler; Edward O Wilson; Margaret Cecile Nelson
ISBN: 9780393067040 0393067041
OCLC Number: 227016678
Awards: Winner of New York Times Notable Selection 2008
Description: xxi, 522 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The construction of a superorganism --
Genetic social evolution --
Sociogenesis --
The genetic evolution of decision rules --
The division of labor --
Communication --
The rise of the ants --
Ponerine ants : the great radiation --
The attine leafcutters : the ultimate superorganisms --
Nest architecture and house hunting.
Other Titles: Super-organism
Insect societies
Responsibility: Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson ; line drawings by Margaret C. Nelson.
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of The Ants render the extraordinary lives of the social insects in this visually spectacular volume.  Read more...

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