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Ants at work : how an insect society is organized

Author: Deborah Gordon
Publisher: New York, NY : Free Press, ©1999.
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"Deborah Gordon's Ants at Work takes us to the amazing world of an ant society and reveals a new and original understanding of how these tiny animals get the work of the colony done. Gordon's surprising and deceptively simple message that the queen is not in charge represents a fundamental shift in modern biology. It is no less than a revolution in our thinking on the mystery of natural organization." "Based on the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, Deborah (Deborah M.).
Ants at work.
New York, NY : Free Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)904224778
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Gordon
ISBN: 0684857332 9780684857336
OCLC Number: 41531917
Description: x, 182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Rhythms of the landscape --
Growth of an ant society --
Food and the foreign relations of ant societies --
Forest of ant colonies --
In the society of ants --
Networks of ant paths --
Success without management --
Complex systems.
Responsibility: Deborah M. Gordon ; illustrations by Michelle Schwengel.
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A Stanford professor redefines how nature organizes itself--based on nearly two decades of research in the Arizona desert--in a revolutionary book that maintains that the ant queen is not in charge:  Read more...

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Paul Davies Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Adelaide, Australia, author of "About Time" and "The Fifth Miracle" I love this book. Ant colonies are an intrinsically fascinating topic, Read more...

 
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