Secret Lives Of Ants

Author: Jae Choe
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421405210
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In the great naturalist tradition of E. O. Wilson, Jae Choe takes readers into a miniature world dominated by six-legged organisms. This is the world of the ant, an insect that humans, as well as most other life forms, depend upon for their very survival. Easily one of the most important animals on earth, ants seem to mirror the actions, emotions, and industries of the human population, often more effectively than humans do themselves. They developed ranching and farming long before humans, and their division of labor resembles the assembly lines of automobile factories and multinational enterprises. Self-sacrifice and a finely tuned chemical language are the foundations of their monarchical society, which is capable of waging large-scale warfare and taking slaves. Tales of their massacres and atrocities, as well as struggles for power, are all too reminiscent of our own. The reality of ant society is more fascinating than even the most creative minds could imagine. Choe combines expert scientific knowledge with a real passion for these miniscule marvels. His vivid descriptions are paired with captivating illustrations and photographs to introduce readers to the economics, culture, and intrigue of the ant world. All of nature is revealed through the secret lives of the amazing ants. In the words of the author, "Once you get to know them, you’ll love them."

Secret Lives Of Ants

Author: Jae C. Choe
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Secret Lives Of Ants

Author: Jae Choe
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404281
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All of nature is revealed through the secret lives of the amazing ants.

Secret Lives Of The Ant Hill

Author: Glen Purdy
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508745730
File Size: 51,11 MB
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Have you ever wondered what is in an ant hill? We follow Louie the ant to his secret world and discover what really lies below. You will meet all of his friends and take a guided tour of their cool home. You will also learn amazing true facts about the amazing ants.

The Secret Lives Of Birds

Author: Pierre Gingras
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
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Examines the habits and characteristics of birds, including nesting and grooming habits, courtship and mating rituals, young rearing practices, and physical capabilities

The Secret Life Of Insects

Author: Peter Milward
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351474421
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Every science, including the study of insects, may have circumscribed limits, but its deeper principles open up new worlds of possibility. Milward uncovers these hidden principles by examining the daily lives and habits of insects. His studies lead him to fascinating speculations, taking the reader into the realms not only of literature, as suggested by the subtitle, but also of philosophy and theology. When Milward discusses what everybody knows about insects and what he has personally observed, he relates insects to human life in general. His insights help us feel a certain fellowship with the insects, or at least with some of the more familiar insects. He does not let us forget that there is an important difference between human beings and insects. Human beings think. It is our ability to think that makes us what we are, but it is thinking that enables us to discover our affinity with insects. "The Secret Life of Insects" does not probe into the hidden lives of insects or treat them as individuals. His main interest is the light insects may throw on our human experience, and the assistance they may lend us as we seek to transcend our human experience. Milward aims at the level of common knowledge. In contrast to entomological scientists, Milward finds shadowy glimpses of hidden meaning in the insect world. These intimations or shadowy glimpses reveal thoughts and possibilities that will extend the human imagination. As a consequence, this work will inspire philosophers, as well as general readers interested in reflecting on the profundity of ordinary life.

The Lives Of Ants

Author: Laurent Keller
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191580074
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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 that cooperate, communicate, and divide up daily tasks. They display amazing ingenuity when it comes to building nests and other structures, finding supplies, or even exploiting other members of the animal kingdom. They are capable too of aggression and violence, of disturbing the apparent peace of their colonies and of sudden fratricidal or matricidal strife. In short, the lives of ants are among the most fascinating in the natural world. This is an account of those lives - looking at the many species of ants around the world, explaining the secret of their huge ecological success, examining the remarkable and varied behaviours that ants exhibit, and tying in molecular biology, genetics, and even cutting-edge developments in robotics, to shed light on what makes ants unique.

The Ants Secret

Author: Baltasar Magro
Editor: Cuento de Luz
ISBN: 8416733147
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The day began in absolute chaos. General Ant had received a message about the imminent danger. On the surface, Chloe and Jack were having fun poking sticks into the anthill, attacking the colony once again. Will these tiny, fascinating insects be able to defend their territory, and teach the children to respect them? The Ant's Secretis a story about the importance of respecting animals and nature, and in this case ants.

Tv Guide

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Emergence

Author: Steven Johnson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684868768
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In the groundbreaking tradition of "Complexity" and "The Society of Mind, " visionary guru Johnson makes sense of the cutting-edge theory of emergence and demonstrates its relevance in today's--and tomorrow's--world. Illustrations.

Empire Of Ants

Author: Susanne Foitzik
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615197133
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This sweeping portrait of the world’s uncontested six-legged conquerors will open your eyes to the secret societies thriving right beneath your feet—and shift your perspective on humanity. Ants number in the ten quadrillions, and they have been here since the Jurassic era. Inside an anthill, you’ll find high drama worthy of a royal court; and between colonies, high-stakes geopolitical intrigue is afoot. Just like us, ants grow crops, raise livestock, tend their young and infirm, and make vaccines. And, just like us, ants have a dark side: They wage war, despoil environments, and enslave rivals—but also rebel against their oppressors. Engineered by nature to fulfill their particular roles, ants flawlessly perform a complex symphony of tasks to sustain their colony—seemingly without a conductor—from fearsome army ants, who stage twelve-hour hunting raids where they devour thousands, to gentle leafcutters cooperatively gardening in their peaceful underground kingdoms. Acclaimed biologist Susanne Foitzik has traveled the globe to study these master architects of Earth. Joined by journalist Olaf Fritsche, Foitzik invites readers deep into her world—in the field and in the lab. (How do you observe the behavior of ants just millimeters long—or dissect a brain the width of a needle?) Richly illustrated and photographed in full color, Empire of Ants will inspire new respect for ants as a global superpower—and raise new questions about the very meaning of “civilization.”

Maggots Grubs And More

Author: Melissa Stewart
Editor: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 9780761326588
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Describes the life cycles of a variety of insects.

Ants And Aphids

Author: Janey Levy
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ISBN: 9781538266724
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Ants and aphids are insects common around homes and gardens. Homeowners, gardeners, and picnickers often consider them pests, but these insects have fascinating secret lives. Many ant and aphid species form truly remarkable mutualistic relationships. This delightful volume will captivate young readers as they discover the surprising world of ants and aphids together. An entertaining and accessible narrative addresses important science concepts. Fun facts and a graphic organizer offer even more information in comprehensible ways for all levels of readers.

National Geographic

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The Secret Life Of Animals

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Editor: Reader's Digest Association
ISBN: 9780762101122
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Bats Sing Mice Giggle

Author: Karen Shanor
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ISBN: 9781848310711
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"Bats Sing, Mice Giggle" tracks many years of research by hundreds of scientists that reveals how wild animals, as well as pets, have inner, secret lives of which until recently - although many animal lovers will have instinctively believed it - we have had little proof. The authors show how animal 'friends' stay in touch, and how they warn and help each other in times of danger; how some animals problem-solve as or in some instances even more effectively than humans - and how they regulate, create, and entertain themselves and others. They show how animals express grief and reverence in ways we never thought possible. From the sleep patterns of some owls, birds and horses, as well as porpoises, who go to sleep in only one half of their brains at a time; to how schools of electric fish give off complex signals of one frequency to communicate with their mates and another frequency to locate their prey, and how Polar bears tune into quantum 'radio stations' to sense prey as far away as ten miles and under the snow, "Bats Sing, Mice Giggle" provides an unparalleled insight into animals' secret lives.

Dr Eleanor S Book Of Common Ants

Author: Eleanor Spicer Rice
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Dr. Eleanor is an entomologist with a knack for telling good stories, especially about the secret lives of her favorite insects: the ANTS! In this new guide to the common ants of North America, Dr. Eleanor delights readers young and old with tales of our tiny insect neighbors. Her stories of the heroes and villains that tiptoe around us are brought to life in this interactive new book by the vibrant photographs of Alex Wild.

Secret Lives

Author: Stephen Dalton
Editor: Vintage
ISBN:
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The Secret Life Of Insects

Author: P. Passerin d'Entrèves
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Pond life - Termites - Diptera - Ants - Bess and wasps - Camouflage and mimicry - Butterflies and moths - Metamorphosis of the caterpillar - Scarab beetles - Jumping insects - Locuststs_

The Secret Lives Of People In Love

Author: Simon Van Booy
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061987977
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“Breathtaking. . .chillingly beautiful, like postcards from Eden. . .Van Booy’s stories are somehow like paintings the characters walk out of, and keep walking.” -Los Angeles Times In his critically-acclaimed debut collection of short stories, The Secret Lives of People in Love, Simon Van Booy explores the sway of fate and power of memory on the lives of lonely and vulnerable people. With the same spare, economical prose that he brought to his subsequent collection, Love Begins in Winter, winner of the 2009 Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, Van Booy creates a profoundly humane and somber resonance with the assured hand of “a first-rate storyteller” (Newsday). The Secret Lives of People in Love announces the arrival of a major new voice in fiction.