The Ants by Edward O. Wilson, Bert Hölldobler

By Edward O. Wilson, Bert Hölldobler

This landmark paintings, the distillation of a life of examine through the world's prime myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of 1 of the most important and such a lot various teams of animals on this planet. Hölldobler and Wilson overview in exhaustive element almost all themes within the anatomy, body structure, social association, ecology, and common background of the ants.

In huge layout, with nearly one thousand line drawings, pictures, and work, it's the most visually wealthy and all-encompassing perspectives of any crew of organisms on the earth. will probably be welcomed either as an creation to the topic and as an encyclopedia reference for researchers in entomology, ecology, and sociobiology.

Literary Awards
Pulitzer Prize for basic Nonfiction (1991)

Show description

Read Online or Download The Ants PDF

Best entomology books

The Ants

This landmark paintings, the distillation of a life of examine by means of the world's top myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of 1 of the most important and such a lot diversified teams of animals on this planet. Hölldobler and Wilson assessment in exhaustive aspect almost all themes within the anatomy, body structure, social association, ecology, and traditional background of the ants.

Biotic stress and yield loss

Figuring out biotic tension and plant yield enables the sensible improvement of financial choice making, an instrumental a part of built-in Pest administration. and additional, the effect of biotic harm on plant yield bears without delay at the uncomplicated organic questions of inhabitants dynamics, lifestyles heritage ideas, group constitution, plant-stressor coevolution, and environment nutrient biking.

Common Infectious Diseases of Insects in Culture: Diagnostic and Prophylactic Methods

This instruction manual provides a complete and copious illustrated description, with unique paintings, of the most typical illnesses in laboratory reared insect colonies, comprising Viruses (Baculoviridae, Reoviridae, Poxviridae, Iridoviridae); micro organism (Bacillaceae, Pseudomonadaceae, Enterobacteriaceae); Rickettsia; Fungi and Microsporidia and Protozoa.

Species Diversity and Community Structure: Novel Patterns and Processes in Plants, Insects, and Fungi

This booklet introduces contemporary growth within the research of species range and group buildings in terrestrial organisms carried out by means of 3 teams at Kyoto collage. First, it explains species range and the functioning of fungi in Asian areas as defined by means of metagenomic ways utilizing next-generation sequencing know-how.

Extra resources for The Ants

Sample text

Systematic Surveys Systematic surveys are those with the strictest protocols. Survey sites are established and usually visited multiple times within and between seasons. The same monitor or group of monitors often return to the same site and perform the same roles. Finally, the area is usually searched more exhaustively and the exact area of search is usually known. For this reason, these systematic surveys are more similar to academic protocols, with the major exception that random placement of survey sites is rarely used.

Fish and Wildlife Service (2003) Final recovery plan for the Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis). S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Snelling, 273 pp Walker H (2003) BFCI partners: who they are and what they do. Communiqué, American Zoo and Aquarium Association, June:37–38 Zimmerman A, Hatchwell M, Dickie LA, West C (2007) Zoos in the 21st century: catalysts for conservation? Conservation biology (No. 15). Cambridge University, Cambridge Press, Cambridge Butterfly Monitoring for Conservation Doug Taron and Leslie Ries Abstract Monitoring butterfly populations is an essential component of their conservation.

In order for conservation activities to achieve their intended outcomes, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums rely on research and science (Hutchins and Thompson 2008; Association of Zoos and Aquariums 2013b). Finally, education and awareness-raising are essential elements of the culture of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums (Hutchins and Conway 1995; Patrick et al. 2007), which collectively welcome 180 million guests annually. Animals cared for in AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums tend to be charismatic, less-threatened species (Fa et al.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.60 of 5 – based on 5 votes