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The Ants

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$161.50 • £129.95 • €145.50

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
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