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Sinopsis: Since time immemorial, human beings have been fascinated by ants, amazed by them, intrigued and captivated by them. With numerous black-and-white images and eight pages of color plates, The Lives of Ants provides a state-of-the-art look at what we now know about these fascinating creatures, portraying a world that is rich and full of surprises, one which, even after decades of observation, is still full of unsolved mysteries.
The authors illuminate the world of the ant, shedding light on such topics as the ant's impressive abilities in direction finding and quite amazing ingenuity when it comes to building their nests, finding supplies, or exploiting other members of the animal kingdom. They show, too, that they are capable of aggression and violence, which can disturb the apparent peace of their colonies and embroil them in fratricidal or matricidal strife. Even their sexual arrangements are at times quite strange. In this area, as in many others, they display marked originality. Readers also discover that ants are walking bundles of secretory glands (they have about forty of them), which enable them to emit between ten and twenty different pheromones, each of which has its own "meaning." Some are produced by workers for recruiting their sisters or for alerting them to danger. Others are used for marking territory, for identifying members of their colony or conversely for detecting foreigners, and for indicating the location of food. In addition, ants can also emit sound signals, made of a high-pitched squeak, and they can even dance, though not as intricately or as well as bees.
The Lives of Ants combines natural history with molecular biology, genetics, and even the latest developments in robotics, to explore the remarkable societies of ants, revealing the secrets of their mysterious lives.
About the Author:
Laurent Keller is Professor of Ecology and Evolution, and Head of the Department of Ecology and Evolution, at the University of Lausanne. In 2005 he was awarded the E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award.
Books by the same author:
Levels of Selection in Evolution Queen Number and Sociality in Insects
Elisabeth Gordon is a freelance journalist and writer.
Título: The Lives Of Ants
Editorial: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Año de publicación: 2009
Condición del libro: As New
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2009. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP96793456
Descripción Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2009. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Very Good Plus. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good Plus Dust Jacket. 252 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. No ownership markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 067236
Descripción OUP Oxford, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007736098
Descripción Oxford University Press, NY, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition. A nice, clean copy. ; B&W Illustrations and color photographs; 8.50 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 252 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 263347
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR006715415
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, book and dustjacket are in excellent condition, there are no remarkable flaws, the original price is present, and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "In this fascinating book, we discover the biology behind their behaviour, and how ant activity is inspiring computer programmers and the planners of large corporations," illustrated with drawings and a color photo section, nice gift copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 033210
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2009. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0199541868-2-4
Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0199541868
Descripción Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0199541868 Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1037045
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. New. Pristine. Jacket not clipped. Publisher mark bottom edge text block. // shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Nº de ref. de la librería 006088