Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration

Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration

By: Bert Holldobler (author), Edward O. Wilson (author)Hardback

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"Journey to the Ants" combines autobiography and scientific lore to what study of ants can offer. Bert Holldobler and E.O. Wilson interweave their personal adventures with the social lives of ants, building, from the first minute observations of childhood, an account of these abundant insects' evolutionary achievement.

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Bert Holldobler is now Foundation Professor of Biology at Arizona State University; formerly Chair of Behavioral Physiology and Sociology at the Theodor Boveri Institute, University of Wurzburg. He is also the recipient of the U.S. Senior Scientist Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German government. Until 1990, he was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University. Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University. In addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (one of which he shares with Bert Holldobler), Wilson has won many scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.


Preface 1. The Dominance of Ants 2. For the Love of Ants 3. The Life and Death of the Colony 4. How Ants Communicate 5. War and Foreign Policy 6. The Ur-Ants 7. Conflict and Dominance 8. The Origin of Cooperation 9. The Superorganism 10. Social Parasites: Breaking the Code 11. The Trophobionts 12. Army Ants 13. The Strangest Ants 14. How Ants Control Their Environment Epilogue: Who Will Survive? How to Study Ants Acknowledgments Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/09/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780674485266
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780674485266
  • weight: 717
  • ISBN10: 0674485262

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