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Author Moffett, Mark W

Title Adventures among ants : a global safari with a cast of trillions / Mark W. Moffett
Published Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2011


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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: Travels with MyAnts; A Brief Primer on Ants; Marauder Ant, the Ultimate Omnivore; 1. Strength in Numbers; 2. The Perfect Swarm; 3. Division of Labor; 4. Infrastructure; 5. GroupTransport; African Army Ant, Raiders on the Swarm; 6. Big Game Hunters; 7. Clash of theTitans; 8. Notes from Underground; Weaver Ant, Empress of the Air; 9. Canopy Empires; 10. Fortified Forests; 11. Negotiating the PhysicalWorld; Amazon Ant, the Slavemaker; 12. Slaves of Sagehen Creek; 13. Abduction in the Afternoon; Leafcutter Ant, the Constant Gardener
14. A Fungus Farmer's Life15. The Origins of Agriculture; Argentine Ant, the Global Invader; 16. Armies of the Earth; 17. The Immortal Society; Conclusion: FourWays of Looking at anAnt; Acknowledgments and a Note on Content; Notes; Index
Summary Intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, yet at a different scale and a faster tempo. Moffett's spectacular close-up photographs shrink us down to size, so that we can observe
Notes Originally published: 2010
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ants -- Behavior.
Ant communities.
Ants -- Ecology.
NATURE -- Animals -- Insects & Spiders.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Entomology.
Ant communities
Ants -- Behavior
Ants -- Ecology
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520945417