The Lives of Ants combines natural history with molecular biology, genetics, and even the latest developments in robotics, to explore the intricately organized societies of ants, revealing the secret of the huge ecological success of these remarkable creatures, and how they cooperate, communicate, exploit other animals and even go to war. - ;Humans have long been fascinated by ants. While not necessarily brightly coloured or beautiful, ants display some remarkable characteristics that are almost unique in the animal world. They live in intricately organized societies, made up of individuals th
Contents; List of illustrations; Figure acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: An Ecological Success Story; Part II: Social Life; Part III: Nowt So Rum as Ants!; Part IV: Advantageous Liaisons; Part V: Bloody Pests!; Part VI: Kith and Kin; Part VII: Sociogenetics; Part VIII: High-tech Ants; Conclusion; Further reading; Species Index; General Index
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