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The Ants Hardcover – 1 Sep 1998

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  • Hardcover: 732 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 1990. 2nd printing 1998 edition (1 Sept. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3540520929
  • ISBN-13: 978-3540520924
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 4.3 x 30.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,203,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Ants should be in every University and High School library." (TREE) "The book is truly comprehensive; very little ant biology that I am aware of has been omitted....Many of the illustrations are art in their own right. Rarely has a group of organisms been represented so well. (The Quarterly Review of Biology)

Synopsis

From the Arctic to South Africa - one finds them everywhere: Ants. Making up nearly 15 per cent of the entire terrestrial animal biomass, ants are impressive not only in quantitative terms, they also fascinate by their highly organized and complex social system. Their caste system, the division of labor, the origin of altruistic behavior and the complex forms of chemical communication makes them the most interesting group of social organisms and the main subject for sociobiologists. Not least is their ecological importance: Ants are the premier soil turners, channelers of energy and dominatrices of the insect fauna.



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