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The Ants

Authors: Hölldobler, Bert, Wilson, Edward O.

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From the Arctic to South Africa - one finds them everywhere: Ants. Making up nearly 15% of the entire terrestrial animal biomass, ants are impressive not only in quantitative terms, they also fascinate by their highly organized and complex social system. Their caste system, the division of labor, the origin of altruistic behavior and the complex forms of chemical communication makes them the most interesting group of social organisms and the main subject for sociobiologists. Not least is their ecological importance: Ants are the premier soil turners, channelers of energy and dominatrices of the insect fauna.

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"The Ants should be in every University and High School library." (TREE) "The book is truly comprehensive; very little ant biology that I am aware of has been omitted....Many of the illustrations are art in their own right. Rarely has a group of organisms been represented so well. (The Quarterly Review of Biology)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ants
Authors
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for the USA, Canada, the Philippines, Japan, China, Israel, and Egypt: Harvard University Press
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-52092-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 732
Additional Information
Jointly published with the Harvard University Press
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