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Secret lives of ants / Jae Choe ; foreword by Jane Goodall ; photographs by Dan Perlman ; translated by Dan Leonard.

Author/Creator:
Choe, Jae C.
Standardized Title:
Kaemi cheguk ŭi palgyŏn. English
Publication:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xxvi, 156 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Ants -- Behavior.
Social behavior in animals.
Contents:
Introduction : My first journey to the ants
Ants mean business : how the futuristic economics of ants maximizes their returns
Economies of scale and rational business management : from joint ventures to multinational enterprises
A 50-million-year tradition of farming : the massive underground mushroom farms of the leaf-cutter ants
Ant ranchers : masters of dairy farming second only to mankind
The world's first bodyguards : standing watch for room and board
The charge of the ant brigade : the terrifying march of the army ants
Talking with the ants : the clever designs of ant communication
The ants come home : sense of direction and biological clocks
Ants at work : maids, nannies, laborers, soldiers
Con artists of the ant world : parasites that have cracked the ants' secret code
Villains and monsters of the ant world : predators and parasites
No children of their own : females in the service of an amazon queen
Conflict in the queendom : divine right of the queen? : or the will of the masses?
Political conflict and international alliances : yesterday's comrade, today's enemy
The foundation myth of the Aztec ant queendom : the queens' battle for the throne
War and slavery : from full-scale slaughter to bloodless warfare
Epilogue : To know them is to love them.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
1421404281
9781421404288 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
OCLC:
728656755
Publisher Number:
99948665677
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