Leafcutter Ants Civilization by Instinct

ISBN-10: 0393338681

ISBN-13: 9780393338683

Edition: 2011

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Bert Hölldobler is now Foundation Professor of Biology at Arizona State University; formerly Chair of Behavioral Physiology and Sociology at the Theodor Boveri Institute, University of Würzburg. He is also the recipient of the U.S. Senior Scientist Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German government. Until 1990, he was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University.

He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

List of illustrations
Prologue
The Ultimate Superorganisms
The Attine Breakthrough
The Ascent of the Leafcutters
Life Cycle of the Leafcutter Ants
The Atta Caste System
Harvesting Vegetation
Communication in Atta
The Ant-Fungus Mutualism
Hygiene in the Symbiosis
Waste Management
Agropredators and Agroparasites
Lcafcutcer Nests
Trails and Trunk Routes
Acknowledgments
Glossary
References
Index
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