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    Description"Journey to the Ants" combines autobiography and scientific lore to what study of ants can offer. Bert Holldobler and E.O. Wilson interweave their personal adventures with the social lives of ants, building, from the first minute observations of childhood, an account of these abundant insects' evolutionary achievement.

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    Journey to the Ants
    A Story of Scientific Exploration
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bert Holldobler, By (author) Edward O. Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 717 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674485266
    ISBN 10: 0674485262

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.3
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    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 595
    LC classification: QL
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    B&T Approval Code: A63655000
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    60 color; 38 halftones, 26 line illustrations
    Imprint name
    The Belknap Press
    Publication date
    21 July 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Bert Holldobler is now Foundation Professor of Biology at Arizona State University; formerly Chair of Behavioral Physiology and Sociology at the Theodor Boveri Institute, University of Wurzburg. He is also the recipient of the U.S. Senior Scientist Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German government. Until 1990, he was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University. Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University. In addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (one of which he shares with Bert Holldobler), Wilson has won many scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
    Review quote
    Beautifully written and illustrated...These fifteen chapters are a bustling but well-organized ant heap, full of wonders natural and intellectual. -- Philip Morrison Scientific American Everyone should read Journey to the Ants; it is a book to read right through; I have done so twice so far. It brings back the joy of science and restores the sense of wonder, it is truly food for thought. For me it is a beloved book that will stay at my bedside. -- James E. Lovelock Times Higher Education Supplement Holldobler and Wilson have carefully distilled more than 80 years of their combined personal research and thorough knowledge of the literature to produce a book that is both packed with ideas and information and a joy to read. The authors subtitled their book 'A Story of Scientific Exploration' and, like all good stories, it has a logical progression and sensible themes and is hard to put down. -- C. Ronald Carroll American Scientist
    Table of contents
    Preface 1. The Dominance of Ants 2. For the Love of Ants 3. The Life and Death of the Colony 4. How Ants Communicate 5. War and Foreign Policy 6. The Ur-Ants 7. Conflict and Dominance 8. The Origin of Cooperation 9. The Superorganism 10. Social Parasites: Breaking the Code 11. The Trophobionts 12. Army Ants 13. The Strangest Ants 14. How Ants Control Their Environment Epilogue: Who Will Survive? How to Study Ants Acknowledgments Index