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Author Hölldobler, Bert, 1936-

Title The ants / Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1990


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Description xii, 732 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
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 strategis, 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
Summary Reviews in detail all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of ants
Analysis Ants
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 645-709) and index
Notes Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1991
Subject ANTS (Symposium : Algorithmic number theory)
Insect societies.
Author Wilson, Edward O.
LC no. 89030653
ISBN 0674040759 alkaline paper
9780674040755 alkaline paper