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Journey to the Ants A Story of Scientific Exploration

ISBN-10: 0674485262
ISBN-13: 9780674485266
Edition: 1994
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Description: Richly illustrated and delightfully written, Journey to the Ants combines autobiography and scientific lore to convey the excitement and pleasure the study of ants can offer. Bert Houml;lldobler and E. O. Wilson interweave their personal adventures  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 7/21/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Richly illustrated and delightfully written, Journey to the Ants combines autobiography and scientific lore to convey the excitement and pleasure the study of ants can offer. Bert Houml;lldobler and E. O. Wilson 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.

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.

Preface
The Dominance of Ants
For the Love of Ants
The Life and Death of the Colony
How Ants Communicate
War and Foreign Policy
The Ur-Ants
Conflict and Dominance
The Origin of Cooperation
The Superorganism
Social Parasites: Breaking the Code
The Trophobionts
Army Ants
The Strangest Ants
How Ants Control Their Environment Epilogue: Who Will Survive? How to Study Ants
Acknowledgments
Index

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