The leafcutter ants : civilization by instinct / Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson.

Author
Holldobler, Bert, 1936- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2011.
Description
xii, 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Leaf-cutting ants [Browse]
Related name
Notes
"Parts of this text have previously appeared in Chapter 9 of "The Superorganism" by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson"--T.p. verso.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-154) and index.
Contents
The ultimate superorganisms -- The Attine breakthrough -- The ascent of the leafcutters -- The Atta caste system -- Harvesting vegetation -- Communication in Atta -- The ant-fungus mutualism -- Hygiene in the symbiosis -- Waste management -- Agropredators and agroparasites -- Leafcutter nests -- Trails and trunk routes.
ISBN
  • 9780393338683 (pbk.) :
  • 0393338681 (pbk.)
LCCN
2010016202
OCLC
601101166
RCP
N - S