Journey to the Ants

Journey to the Ants

A Story of Scientific Exploration

Book - 1994
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This text combines autobiography and scientific lore to convey the excitement and pleasure the study of ants can offer. The authors interweave their personal adventures with the social lives of ants, building, from the first minute observations of childhood, a remarkable account of these abundant insects' evolutionary achievement. Accompanying Hoelldobler and Wilson, we peer into the colony to see how ants co-operate and make war, how they reproduce and bury their dead, how they employ propaganda and surveillance and exhibit a startlingly familiar ambivalance between allegiance and self-aggrandizement.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1994.
ISBN: 9780674485259
0674485254
Characteristics: 228 p., [64] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Edward O.

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nsystems
Nov 26, 2014

The social insects are fascinating. Here is a wonderful book by two guys who know their subject. Wow.

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johnsankey
Feb 12, 2011

A superb story of a lifelong scientific enquiry from two of the world's great ant experts.

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