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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|Library of Congress
||Ants, Insect societies, Wilson, Edward O, Ants - Research, Heolldobler, Bert
||Life Sciences: Zoology
||College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Short-listed for Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1995
||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
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.