Journey to the Ants by Bert Holldobler, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. cal terms should have been included because the program is purported to be a computer- ized dictionary of entomology. The price seems a little steep. JOURNEY TO THE ANTS: A Story of Scientific Exploration Download PDF Holldobler and Wilson's earlier, Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ants () was an.
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Hailed as "a masterpiece" by Scientific American and as "the greatest of all entomology books" by Science, Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson's monumental treatise The Ants also was praised in the popular press and won a Pulitzer Prize. This fascination finds its full expression. (c) - page 1 of 8 - Get Instant Access to PDF File: Journey To The Ants By Bert Holldobler [EBOOK EPUB KINDLE PDF]. "Look to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her ways and be wise," says the proverb . Bert Hölldobler and E.O. Wilson have joined together to tell how they took this.
Are you sure you want to remove Journey to the ants from your list? Wilson's monumental treatise The Ants also was praised in the popular press and won a Pulitzer Prize. This overwhelming success attests to a fact long known and deeply felt by the authors: the infinite fascination of their tiny subjects. This fascination finds its full expression in Journey to the Ants, an overview of myrmecology that is also an eloquent tale of the authors' pursuit of these astonishing insects. Richly illustrated and delightfully written, Journey to the Ants combines autobiography and scientific lore to convey the excitement and pleasure the study of ants can offer. The authors interweave their personal adventures with the social lives of ants, building, from the first minute observations of childhood, a remarkable account of these abundant insects' evolutionary achievement.
Does Journey to the Ants make ants an accessible topic? Do you think ants have universal appeal? Be sure to explain your opinions. Evaluating Characters 4. Compare and contrast their initial experiences with ants, which initiated their studies and research.
Include how these experiences affected their interest in ants. Writing a Journal Entry 5. Imagine that science has progressed to the point that you can shrink to the size of an ant. Ants have been around since dinosaur days-that is, roughly 60 million years.
Conser- vative estimates place their number today at 10 thousand trillion, distributed among tens of thousands of species. Ants are tiny in everything but sociobiological complexity.
They communi- cate, for example, by releasing a medley of chemical-based substances from different parts of the body that register alarm, attraction, the discovery of food, and a diversity of other sig- nals. African weaver ants form chains of their own bodies to cross wide gaps between leaves, while honeypot ants climb on top of each other when fighting to gain a size advantage.
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Richly illustrated and delightfully written, Journey to the Ants combines autobiography and scientific lore to convey the excitement and pleasure the study of ants can offer. The authors interweave their personal adventures with the social lives of ants, building, from the first minute observations of childhood, a remarkable account of these abundant insects' evolutionary achievement.
Accompanying Holldobler and Wilson, we peer into the colony to see how ants cooperate and make war, how they reproduce and bury their dead, how they use propaganda and surveillance, and how they exhibit a startlingly familiar ambivalence between allegiance and self-aggrandizement.
This exotic tour of the entire range of formicid biodiversity - from social parasites to army ants, nomadic hunters, camouflaged huntresses, and energetic builders of temperature-controlled skyscrapers - opens out increasingly into natural history, intimating the relevance of ant life to human existence. A window on the world of ants as well as those who study them, this book will be a rich source of knowledge and pleasure for anyone who has ever stopped to wonder about the miniature yet immense civilization at our feet.
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