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Organization of Insect Societies

From Genome to Sociocomplexity

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HARDCOVER

$108.00 • £86.95 • €97.00

ISBN 9780674031258

Publication Date: 02/28/2009

Short

640 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 46 line illustrations

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In this landmark volume, an international group of scientists has synthesized their collective expertise and insight into a newly unified vision of insect societies and what they can reveal about how sociality has arisen as an evolutionary strategy.

Jürgen Gadau and Jennifer Fewell have assembled leading researchers from the fields of molecular biology, evolutionary genetics, neurophysiology, behavioral ecology, and evolutionary theory to reexamine the question of sociality in insects. Recent advances in social complexity theory and the sequencing of the honeybee genome ensure that this book will be valued by anyone working on sociality in insects. At the same time, the theoretical ideas presented will be of broad-ranging significance to those interested in social evolution and complex systems.

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