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The Resource Adventures among ants : a global safari with a cast of trillions, Mark W. Moffett

Adventures among ants : a global safari with a cast of trillions, Mark W. Moffett

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Adventures among ants : a global safari with a cast of trillions
Title
Adventures among ants
Title remainder
a global safari with a cast of trillions
Statement of responsibility
Mark W. Moffett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Moffett, Mark W
Dewey number
595.79615
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL568.F7
LC item number
M64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ants
  • Ant communities
  • Ants
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Adventures among ants : a global safari with a cast of trillions, Mark W. Moffett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction: travels with my ants -- 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. Group transport
  • African army ant, raiders on the swarm -- 6. Big game hunters -- 7. Clash of the titans -- 8. Notes from underground
  • Weaver ant, empress of the air -- 9. Canopy empires -- 10. Fortified forests -- 11. Negotiating the physical world
  • Amazon ant, the slavemaker -- 12. Slaves of Sagehen Creek -- 13. Abduction in the afternoon
  • Leafcutter, ant, the constant gardener -- 14. A fungus farmer's life -- 15. The origins of agriculture
  • Argentine ant, the global invader -- 16. Armies of the earth -- 17. The immortal society -- Conclusion: four ways of looking at an ant
Control code
ocn751795743
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
280 p.
Isbn
9780520271289
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)751795743
Label
Adventures among ants : a global safari with a cast of trillions, Mark W. Moffett
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction: travels with my ants -- 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. Group transport
  • African army ant, raiders on the swarm -- 6. Big game hunters -- 7. Clash of the titans -- 8. Notes from underground
  • Weaver ant, empress of the air -- 9. Canopy empires -- 10. Fortified forests -- 11. Negotiating the physical world
  • Amazon ant, the slavemaker -- 12. Slaves of Sagehen Creek -- 13. Abduction in the afternoon
  • Leafcutter, ant, the constant gardener -- 14. A fungus farmer's life -- 15. The origins of agriculture
  • Argentine ant, the global invader -- 16. Armies of the earth -- 17. The immortal society -- Conclusion: four ways of looking at an ant
Control code
ocn751795743
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
280 p.
Isbn
9780520271289
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)751795743

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