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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 : University of California Press, [2010]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  595.79615 Mof/Aaa  AVAILABLE
Description 280 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents Strength in numbers -- The perfect swarm -- Division of labor -- Infrastructure -- Group transport -- Big game hunters -- Clash of the titans -- Notes from underground -- Canopy empires -- Fortified forests -- Negotiating the physical world -- Slaves of Sagehen Creek -- Abduction in the afternoon -- A fungus farmer's life -- The origins of agriculture -- Armies of the earth -- The immortal society
Summary Moffett takes us around the globe on a strange and colourful 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
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ant communities.
Ants -- Behavior.
Ants -- Behaviour
Ants -- Ecology.
LC no. 2009040610
ISBN 0520261992 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520261990 (cloth : alk. paper)