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Adventures Among Ants

A Global Safari With A Cast of Trillions
Moffett, Mark W. (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Adventures Among Ants
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In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, yet at a different scale and a faster tempo.
Authors: Moffett, Mark W.
Statement of Responsibility: Mark W. Moffett
Title: Adventures among ants
a global safari with a cast of trillions
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010
Characteristics: 280 p. : ill. (col. ill.) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Strength in numbers
The perfect swarm
Division of labor
Infrastructure
Group transport
Big game hunters
Clash of the titans
Notes from underground
Canopy empires
Fortified forests
Negotiating the physical world
Slaves of Sagehen Creek
Abduction in the afternoon
A fungus farmer's life
The origins of agriculture
Armies of the earth
The immortal society
Summary: In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, yet at a different scale and a faster tempo.
Subject Headings: Ants Behavior Ant communities Ants Ecology
Topical Term: Ants
Ant communities
Ants
LCCN: 2009040610
ISBN: 9780520261990
0520261992
Branch Call Number: 595.7961 M
Research Call Number: JSF 13-369
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Feb 27, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Normally, I don’t care too much for personal anecdotes in science literature. However, Moffett’s descriptions of his travels and experiences with both humans and animals, and their environments, add layers to the narrative which make for a very interesting read. I definitely learned new things about the ant world and truly enjoyed the pictures in this book.

Aug 04, 2011
  • jacquep rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Extremely interesting. I had no idea that ants are such amazing creatures. I now watch them with a whole new perspective, even though I studied them closely as a small child in my back yard.

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