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The ants

Author: Bert Hölldobler; Edward O Wilson
Publisher: Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Making up nearly 15% of the entire terrestrial animal biomass, ants are impressive not only in quantitative terms, they also fascinate by their highly organized and complex social system.


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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bert Hölldobler; Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 3540520929 9783540520924 0674040759 9780674040755
OCLC Number: 59905118
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1991
Description: 1 volume
Contents: The Importance of Ants.- Classification and Origins.- The Colony Life Cycle.- Altruism and the Origin of the Worker Caste.- Colony Odor and Kin Recognition.- Queen Numbers and Domination.- Communication.- Caste and Division of Labor.- Social Homeostasis and Flexibility.- Foraging Strategies, Territory, and Population Regulation.- The Organization of Species Communities.- Symbioses among Ant Species.- Symbioses with Other Arthropods.- Symbioses between Ants and Plants.- The Specialized Predators.- The Army Ants.- The Fungus Growers.- The Harvesting Ants.- Weaver Ants.- Collecting, Culturing, Observing.
Responsibility: Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson.


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