The Lives of Ants download epub
by Elisabeth Gordon,Laurent Keller
Laurent Keller is Professor of Ecology and Evolution, and Head of the Department of Ecology and Evolution, at the . Enter "The Lives of Ants," a book that's not too long nor too short.
Laurent Keller is Professor of Ecology and Evolution, and Head of the Department of Ecology and Evolution, at the University of Lausanne. In 2005 he was awarded the E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award. Elisabeth Gordon is a freelance journalist and writer. True, some sections wax genetics and terms such as "polygynous," "haploid" and "eusociality" creep from the text and produce the "I need a dictionary" sensation.
Ever since the study of natural history became a popular pastime for seventeenth and eighteenth century intellectuals in Europe, the lives and behaviour of ants have fascinated some people. Long before then in classical times, it had been recognised that ants (seed-eating ants) provisioned their nests in times of plenty for use in times of shortage and that the workers cooperated to find food and joined together in armies to repel enemies. The workers’ labours and self-sacrifices appeared to be controlled by a ruling class of soldiers all serving a supreme monarch, the queen
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Pretty much everything is astonishing about ants. It is estimated that the total weight of ants equals the human population
Pretty much everything is astonishing about ants. Though they prefer a bit of heat, they are also found in Finland and the Alps. They are more of them than any other animal. It is estimated that the total weight of ants equals the human population. They are the most gregarious creatures in the world with a sophisticated social organisation run on strictly hierarchic lines. Download the new Indpendent Premium app.
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The Lives of Ants Keller Laurent, Gordon Elisabeth Oxford Academ 9780199541874 : Looks at many aspects of the natural history of ants, from their sophisticated social structure, to their commu. The book gives readers a panoramic view of the hidden, poorly-known interrelations not only between pairs of ants and plant species, but also between species communities in the ecosystem. The authors have considered not just one aspect of animal-plant relationships, but have tried to show them in all their complexity.
Laurent Keller, Elisabeth Gordon. The Lives of Ants combines natural history with molecular biology, genetics, and even the latest developments in robotics, to explore the remarkable societies of ants, revealing the secrets of their mysterious lives.
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Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 25, 2009)
Pages: 252 pages