Journey to the Ants



Journey to the Ants Hailed As A Masterpiece By Scientific American And As The Greatest Of All Entomology Books By Science, Bert Holldobler And Edward O Wilson S Monumental Treatise The Ants Also Was Praised In The Popular Press And Won A Pulitzer Prize This Overwhelming Success Attests To A Fact Long Known And Deeply Felt By The Authors The Infinite Fascination Of Their Tiny Subjects This Fascination Finds Its Full Expression In Journey To The Ants, An Overview Of Myrmecology That Is Also An Eloquent Tale Of The Authors Pursuit Of These Astonishing Insects.Richly Illustrated And Delightfully Written, Journey To The Ants Combines Autobiography And Scientific Lore To Convey The Excitement And Pleasure The Study Of Ants Can Offer The Authors Interweave Their Personal Adventures With The Social Lives Of Ants, Building, From The First Minute Observations Of Childhood, A Remarkable Account Of These Abundant Insects Evolutionary Achievement Accompanying Holldobler And Wilson, We Peer Into The Colony To See How Ants Cooperate And Make War, How They Reproduce And Bury Their Dead, How They Use Propaganda And Surveillance, And How They Exhibit A Startlingly Familiar Ambivalence Between Allegiance And Self Aggrandizement This Exotic Tour Of The Entire Range Of Formicid Biodiversity From Social Parasites To Army Ants, Nomadic Hunters, Camouflaged Huntresses, And Energetic Builders Of Temperature Controlled Skyscrapers Opens Out Increasingly Into Natural History, Intimating The Relevance Of Ant Life To Human Existence A Window On The World Of Ants As Well As Those Who Study Them, This Book Will Be A Rich Source Of Knowledge And Pleasure For Anyone Who Has Ever Stopped To Wonder About The Miniature Yet Immense Civilization At Our Feet.

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Journey to the Ants
  • Bert Hölldobler
  • English
  • 27 September 2017
  • 0674485262

10 thoughts on “Journey to the Ants

  1. Roy Lotz says:

    If ants had nuclear weapons, they would probably end the world in a week. One of the best classes I ever took was taught by an entomologist You couldn t walkthan a few feet with him without coming across something fascinating Every square inch of soil, every rock and branch, every type of environment however seemingly...

  2. Adam says:

    Journey to the Ants is THE indispensable and, as far as I know unparalleled book for myrmecophiles Wilson s and Holldobler s prose is exceedingly clear, untechnical, and personal Their passion for the realities of ant biology and ethology as complemented by the isolated scientific knowledge thereof makes every page alive There is a LOT of really really cool stuff in this book.Reading about the complexity and interesting permutations of ant behavior made me realize how little human justifica Journey to the Ants is THE indispensable and, as far as I know unparalleled book for myrmecophiles Wilson s and Holldobler s prose is exceedingly clear, untechnical, and personal Their passion for the...

  3. Dеnnis says:

    You ll learn a lot from this extremely interesting book But first couple of quotes It can be said that while human societies send their young men to war, weaver ant societies send their old ladies If ants had nuclear weapons, they would probably end the world in a week.In this book however you ll not only learn about the art of a...

  4. Keenan Johnston says:

    I m now full of facts for the rest of my life about ants I had no idea how old the ant species is, and how social their world is Worth the read but a few of my favorite learnings There are basically no male ants in a colony they serve no purpose other than reproduction and die shortly afterEach colony is spawned from the same queen mother, s...

  5. Mutlu says:

    Great Photos, very informative, understandable for non specialists and well researched.

  6. Huyen says:

    I was reading this article on superorganism on the internet the other day and saw Bert Holldobler and found out he wrote a 1000 page Pulitzer winning tome on ants That s pretty impressive and gives me enough excuse to read this random book Also my time in Australia made me fascinated by these tiny, apparently mindless creatures running about and organizing extremely efficient societies and evolutionary machines And this is definitely a wonderful and exciting book that anyone remotely interest I was reading this article on superorganism on the internet the other day and saw Bert Holldobler and found out he wrote a 1000 page Pulitzer winning tome on ants That s pretty impressive and gives me enough excuse to read thi...

  7. Fraser Kinnear says:

    So freaking cool.Dozens of different ant species are profiled to highlight hundreds of cool facts, along with detailed pictures for context Some examples The Odontomachus bauri s jaw mandible is the fastest of any anatomical structure in the animal kingdom, moving at 8.5 meters per second if human sized, that would be the same as a fist swinging at 3 km s, which is faster than a rifle bullet These mandibles are triggered by the largest nerve axons in the animal kingdom larger size allows f So freaking cool.Dozens of different ant species are profiled to highlight hundreds of cool facts, along with detailed pictures for context Some examples The Odontomachus bauri s jaw mandible is the fastest of any anatomical structure in the animal kingdom, moving at 8.5 meters per second if human sized, that would be the same as a fist swinging at 3 km s, which is faster than a rifle bullet These mandibles are triggered by the largest nerve axons in the animal kingdom larger size allows for faster transmission speed These mandibles snap so fast, they are actually used sometimes to launch Odontomachus 40 centimeters in the air to land on nest invaders and sting them.Or leaf cutter ants, which can create colonies of up to 5 8 million in a colony of 1000 c...

  8. Andrej Karpathy says:

    Journey to the Ants paints a very interesting picture of an ant colony as an intricate super organism in which individual ants are only small, dispensable, fairly mechanical and easily replaceable walking batteries of exocrine glands that sense their world primarily through array of chemical words, touch, sound, and very poor vision in some cases The fascinating image I take away from this book is that the colony is the individual, and every ant is like a protein flowing through the veins of th Journey to the Ants paints a very interesting picture of an ant colony as an intricate super organism in which individual ants are only small, dispensable, fairly mechanical and easily replaceable walking batteries of exocrine glands that sense their world primarily through array of chemical words, touch, sound, and very poor vision in some cases The fascinating image I take away from this book is that the colony is the individual, and every ant is like a protein flowing through the veins of the individual, doing various ta...

  9. Juan Hidalgo says:

    Pocas veces se concede el premio Pulitzer al autor de un libro de divulgaci n cient fica y los art fices de este son una de esas raras excepciones El libro est descatalogado desde hace a os y me cost Dios y ayuda conseguir un ejemplar de segunda mano en papel, que pude localizar finalmente en una librer a de Ja n y comprar a trav s de Internet Su lectura es fascinante, amena, instructiva Sus contenidos sorprendentes y maravillosos, a poco que te guste la naturaleza y que te apasione la vida Pocas veces se concede el premio Pulitzer al autor de un libro de divulgaci n cient fica y los art fices de este son una de esas r...

  10. nathaniel says:

    Ants are really, really strange but strangely familiar For instance, the decomposing body of a dead ant emits a chemical that prompts other ants to carry the body to the colony garbage heap If you put that chemical on a living ant...

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