The Resource Tales from the ant world, Edward O. Wilson

Tales from the ant world, Edward O. Wilson

Label
Tales from the ant world
Title
Tales from the ant world
Statement of responsibility
Edward O. Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Summary Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with ants-from his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest." Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony. ... Their clashes dwarf Waterloo and Gettysburg," writes Edward O. Wilson in his most finely observed work in decades. In a myrmecological tour to such far-flung destinations as Mozambique and New Guinea, the Gulf of Mexico's Dauphin Island and even his parents' overgrown yard back in Alabama, Wilson thrillingly evokes his nine-decade-long scientific obsession with more than 15,000 ant species. Wryly observing that "males are little more than flying sperm missiles" or that ants send their "little old ladies into battle," Wilson eloquently relays his brushes with fire, army, and leafcutter ants, as well as more exotic species: the Matabele, Africa's fiercest warrior ants; Costa Rica's Basiceros, the slowest ants in the world; and New Caledonia's Myrmecia apicalis, the most endangered of them all. A personal account by one of our greatest scientists, Tales from the Ant World is an indispensable volume for any lover of the natural world"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Edward O
Dewey number
595.79/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL568.F7
LC item number
W653 2020
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL568.F7
NAL item number
W557 2020
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ants
  • Ants
  • Ants
  • Ants
Label
Tales from the ant world, Edward O. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of Ants and Men: Morality and Triumph -- The Making of a Naturalist -- The Right Species -- Army Ants -- Fire Ants -- How Fire Ants Made Environmental History -- Ants Defeat the Conquistadors -- The Fiercest Ants in the World, and Why -- The Benevolent Matriarchy -- Ants Talk with Smell and Taste -- How We Broke the Pheromone Code -- Speaking Formic -- Ants Are Everywhere (Almost) -- Homeward Bound -- Adventures in Myrmecology -- The Fastest Ants in the World, and the Slowest -- Social Parasites Are Colony Engineers -- The Matabele, Warrior Ants of Africa -- War and Slavery Among the Ants -- The Walking Dead -- Tiny Cattle Ranchers of Africa -- Trapjaws versus Springtails -- Searching for the Rare -- An Endangered Species -- Leafcutters, the Ultimate Superorganisms -- Ants That Lived with the Dinosaurs
Control code
on1120085214
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781631495564
Lccn
2020017595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tales from the ant world, Edward O. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of Ants and Men: Morality and Triumph -- The Making of a Naturalist -- The Right Species -- Army Ants -- Fire Ants -- How Fire Ants Made Environmental History -- Ants Defeat the Conquistadors -- The Fiercest Ants in the World, and Why -- The Benevolent Matriarchy -- Ants Talk with Smell and Taste -- How We Broke the Pheromone Code -- Speaking Formic -- Ants Are Everywhere (Almost) -- Homeward Bound -- Adventures in Myrmecology -- The Fastest Ants in the World, and the Slowest -- Social Parasites Are Colony Engineers -- The Matabele, Warrior Ants of Africa -- War and Slavery Among the Ants -- The Walking Dead -- Tiny Cattle Ranchers of Africa -- Trapjaws versus Springtails -- Searching for the Rare -- An Endangered Species -- Leafcutters, the Ultimate Superorganisms -- Ants That Lived with the Dinosaurs
Control code
on1120085214
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781631495564
Lccn
2020017595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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