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Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration

Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration

This text, based on two scientists' lifelong observations, provides an account of the social structure and evolutionary achievement of these remarkable insects. It covers topics including co-operation, reproduction, hunting, and building of temperature-controlled nests.

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ISBN 9780674485266
Barcode 9780674485266
Published 15 July 1998 by Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Author(s) By Holldobler, Bert
By Wilson, Edward O.
By Hoelldobler, Bert
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ISBN-13 9780674485266
ISBN-10 0674485262
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint The Belknap Press
Publication Date 15 July 1998
International Publication Date 21 July 1998
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Holldobler, Bert
By Wilson, Edward O.
By Hoelldobler, Bert
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Insects (Entomology)
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 717g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Ants, Insect societies, Wilson, Edward O, Ants - Research, Heolldobler, Bert
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 595.796
Catalogue Code 211074

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1995
NZ Review Holldobler and Wilson have carefully distilled more than 80 years of their combined personal research and thorough knowledge of the literature to produce a book that is both packed with ideas and information and a joy to read. The authors subtitled their book 'A Story of Scientific Exploration' and, like all good stories, it has a logical progression and sensible themes and is hard to put down. -- C. Ronald Carroll American Scientist

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Author's Bio

Bert Hoelldobler 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 Hoelldobler), Wilson has won many scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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