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作者 Choe, Jae
書名 Secret Lives of Ants
出版項 Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9781421405216 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (183 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
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附註 Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction: My First Journey to the Ants -- PART I: THE ECONOMICS OF ANT SOCIETY -- 1. Ants Mean Business: How the Futuristic Economics of Ants Maximizes Their Returns -- 2. Economies of Scale and Rational Business Management: From Joint Ventures to Multinational Enterprises -- 3. A 50-Million-Year Tradition of Farming: The Massive Underground Mushroom Farms of the Leaf-cutter Ants -- 4. Ant Ranchers: Masters of Dairy Farming Second Only to Mankind -- 5. The World's First Bodyguards: Standing Watch for Room and Board -- 6. The Charge of the Ant Brigade: The Terrifying March of the Army Ants -- PART II: THE CULTURE OF ANT SOCIETY -- 7. Talking with the Ants: The Clever Designs of Ant Communication -- 8. The Ants Come Home: Sense of Direction and Biological Clocks -- 9. Ants at Work: Maids, Nannies, Laborers, Soldiers -- 10. Con Artists of the Ant World: Parasites That Have Cracked the Ants' Secret Code -- 11. Villains and Monsters of the Ant World: Predators and Parasites -- PART III: THE POLITICS OF ANT SOCIETY -- 12. No Children of Their Own: Females in the Service of an Amazon Queen -- 13. Conflict in the Queendom: Divine Right of the Queen? Or the Will of the Masses? -- 14. Political Conflict and International Alliances: Yesterday's Comrade, Today's Enemy -- 15. The Foundation Myth of the Aztec Ant Queendom: The Queens' Battle for the Throne -- 16. War and Slavery: From Full-Scale Slaughter to Bloodless Warfare -- Epilogue: To Know Them Is to Love Them
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Choe, Jae Secret Lives of Ants Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press,c2012 9781421404288
主題 Ants - Behavior
Electronic books
Alt Author Goodall, Jane
Perlman, Dan
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