Cover: The Ants, from Harvard University PressCover: The Ants in HARDCOVER

The Ants

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$157.00 • £125.95 • €141.50

ISBN 9780674040755

Publication Date: 03/28/1990

Short

746 pages

illustrations

Belknap Press

World

  • 1. The Importance of Ants
  • 2. Classification and Origins
  • 3. The Colony Life Cycle
  • 4. Altruism and the Origin of the Worker Caste
  • 5. Colony Odor and Kin Recognition
  • 6. Queen Numbers and Domination
  • 7. Communication
  • 8. Caste and Division of Labor
  • 9. Social Homeostasis and Flexibility
  • 10. Foraging Strategies, Territory, and Population Regulation
  • 11. The Organization of Species Communities
  • 12. Symbioses among Ant Species
  • 13. Symbioses with Other Arthropods
  • 14. Symbioses between Ants and Plants
  • 15. The Specialized Predators
  • 16.The Army Ants
  • 17. The Fungus Growers
  • 18. The Harvesting Ants
  • 19. Weaver Ants
  • 20. Collecting, Culturing, Observing
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1990 R.R. Hawkins Award, Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers
Capitalism and Its Discontents [picture of the ruins of a house]

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket, Author Unknown: The Power of Anonymity in Ancient Rome, by Tom Geue, from Harvard University Press

Who Needs an Author?

In his new book Author Unknown: The Power of Anonymity in Ancient Rome, classicist Tom Geue asks us to work with anonymity rather than against it and to appreciate the continuing power of anonymity in our own time. Here, he discusses the history—and strength—of anonymous works of literature. Back in the roaring ’20s, I. A. Richar

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.