Cover: The Social Biology of <i>Ropalidia marginata</i>: Toward Understanding the Evolution of Eusociality, from Harvard University PressCover: The Social Biology of <i>Ropalidia marginata</i> in HARDCOVER

The Social Biology of Ropalidia marginata

Toward Understanding the Evolution of Eusociality

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HARDCOVER

$141.50 • £113.95 • €127.50

ISBN 9780674006119

Publication Date: 11/30/2001

Short

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone, 74 line illustrations, 28 tables

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This is a wonderful book about a detailed investigation of a single species of social wasp. Raghavendra Gadagkar and his colleagues have carried out a thorough study of Ropalidia marginata Lepeletier and developed ideas about the origins and maintenance of eusociality, currently topics of great interest… I have read [this book] twice from cover to cover completely captivated by the detailed studies on this social wasp. I have no hesitation in strongly recommending this book.—M. E. Archer, Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine

This is a very readable introduction to facts and concepts by a leading authority on social wasps who has a deep understanding of evolutionary principles. Using entertaining anecdotes to illustrate important observations, Gadagkar expertly summarizes the remarkable studies he and his students conducted over a period of more than twenty years. A major accomplishment.—Mary Jane West-Eberhard, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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