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    The Super-organism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies (Hardback) By (author) Bert Holldobler, By (author) Edward O. Wilson

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    DescriptionBased on remarkable research, eighteen years after the publication of "The Ants", this new volume expands our knowledge of social insects (among them, ants, bees, wasps and termites). Superorganisms - tightly knit colonies of individuals, formed by altruistic co-operation, complex communication and division of labour - represent one of the basic stages of biological organisation, midway between the organism and the species. As the authors demonstrate, the study of the superorganism has led to important advances in our understanding of how the transitions between such levels have occurred in evolution and how life has progressed from simple to complex forms. Visually spectacular, "The Superorganism" provides a deep look into a part of the living world hitherto glimpsed by only a few.

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    The Super-organism
    The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bert Holldobler, By (author) Edward O. Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 214 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,642 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393067040
    ISBN 10: 0393067041

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PSVT7
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 595.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: AN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16750
    BISAC V2.8: NAT017000, SCI008000
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    B&T Approval Code: A60010200
    BISAC V2.8: SCI025000
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    DC22: 595.7/1782
    LC classification: QL496 .H65 2009
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 595.71782
    Thema V1.0: WNCN, PSVA
    Illustrations note
    110 4/c, 100 b/w illustrations
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    * BERT HOLLDOBLER, the Foundation Professor at Arizona State University and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Leibniz Prize, divides his time between Arizona and Germany. E.O. WILSON, a Harvard professor for nearly five decades, is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Medal of Science.