The Ants
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The Ants

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ISBN-13:
9780674040755
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.1990
Seiten:
746
Autor:
Bert Holldobler
Gewicht:
3211 g
Format:
323x248x44 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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
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This landmark work, the distillation of a lifetime of research by the world's leading myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of one of the largest and most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Holldobler and Wilson review in exhaustive detail virtually all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of the ants. In large format, with almost a thousand line drawings, photographs, and paintings, it is one of the most visually rich and all-encompassing views of any group of organisms on earth. It will be welcomed both as an introduction to the subject and as an encyclopedia reference for researchers in entomology, ecology, and sociobiology.