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ISBN-10: 0674040759

ISBN-13: 9780674040755

Edition: 1994

Authors: Bert H�lldobler, Edward O. Wilson

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This landmark work, the distillation of a lifetime of research by the world's leading myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of one of the largest and most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Houml;lldobler and Wilson review in exhaustive detail virtually all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of the ants. In large format, with almost a thousand line drawings, photographs, and painting, it is one of the most visually rich and all-encompassing view of any group of organisms on earth. It will be welcomed both as an introduction to the subject and as an encyclopedia reference for researchers in entomology, ecology, and sociobiology.
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Book details

List price: $157.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/28/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 10.50" wide x 12.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 7.436
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.

Classification and origins
The colony life cycle
Altruism and the origin of the worker caste
Colony odor and kin recognition
Queen numbers and domination
Caste and division of labor
Social homeostasis and flexibility
Foraging and territorial strategies
The organization of species communities
Symbioses among ant species
Symbioses with other animals
Interaction with plants
The specialized predators
The army ants
The fungus growers
The harvesters
The weaver ants
Collecting and culturing ants