By Mark W. Moffett
Intrepid overseas explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us world wide on a wierd and colourful trip looking for the hidden global of ants. In stories from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and in different places, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and gives attention-grabbing info on how ants stay and the way they dominate their ecosystems via strikingly human behaviors, but at a distinct scale and a swifter pace. Moffett's awesome close-up images cut down us right down to measurement, in order that we will discover ants in favourite roles; warriors, developers, big-game hunters, and slave proprietors. we discover them developing marketplaces and meeting strains and working with concerns we expect of as uniquely human--including hygiene, recycling, and conflict. Adventures between Ants introduces a number of the world's such a lot awe-inspiring species and provides a startling new point of view at the limits of our personal perception.
<span id="caseCorrespondence_16467590545_text">* Ants are world-class highway developers, dealing with advanced site visitors difficulties on thoroughfares that dwarf our road systems
* Ants take slaves from conquered armies and create societies depending on their labor
* Ants with the most important societies frequently install complicated army tactics
* a few ants have developed from hunter-gatherers into farmers, domesticating different animals and transforming into particular vegetation for food</span>
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