HOLLDOBLER, Bert, and Edward O. WILSON WILSON, Edward O.
Title: Ants, The. Second Printing in dustjacket
Publisher:  Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990, ISBN:0674040759
Seller ID: 106138
HOLLDOBLER, Bert, and Edward O. WILSON. The Ānts. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, (1990). Second Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xii,(2),1-732,(6). Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 4to, greycloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. "Holldobler and Wilson rev iew in exhaustive detail virtually all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecologv, and natural history of ants. Their book illustrates each of the 292 living genera of ants - there are approximately 8,800known species - and provides detailed taxonomic keys to them, region by re gion around the world. Thev tell the storv of the evolution of ants from their origins over a hundred million years ago and explore everv aspect of ant social life for the major types of ants, including leatcutters, army ants, weaver ants, and many others. The Ants is the first fully comprehensive treatise on these insects since the beginning of this century. In large format, with almost a thousand line drawings, photographs, and paintings, it isone of the most visually rich and all-encompassing views of any group of o rganisms on earth. It will be welcomed both as an introduction to the subject and as an encyclopedic reference for researchers in entomology, ecology,and sociobiology." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The importance of ants. 2. Classification and origins. 3. The colony life cycle. 4. Altruism and the origin of the worker caste. 5. Colony odor and kin recognition. 6. Queen numbers and domination. 7. Communication. 8. Caste and division of labor. 9. Social homeostasis and flexibility. 10. Foraging strategis, territory, and population regulation. 11. The organization of species communities. 12. Symbioses among ant species. 13. Symbioses with other arthropods. 14. Symbioses between ants and plants. 15. The specialized predators. 16. The army ants. 17. The fungus growers. 18. The haravesting ants. 19. Weaver ants. 20. Collecting, culturing, observing. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 100.00