Journey to the Ants by Bert Holldobler
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Journey to the Ants
By Bert Holldobler

Journey to the Ants

A Story of Scientific Exploration

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Journey to the Ants by Bert Holldobler

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1995.

Book 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674485266
ISBN-10: 0674485262
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 203mm x 21mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 5-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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How can 40,000 bees working in the dark, by instinct alone, construct a honey comb? Synthesizing decades of experiments, The Spirit of the Hive presents the genetic and physiological mechanisms underlying the division of labor in honey bee colonies and explains how it is an inevitable product of group living, evolving over millions of years.

World of Insects by Bert Holldobler World of Insects, Paperback (April 2012)

A World of Insects showcases classic works on insect behavior, physiology, and ecology published over half a century by Harvard University Press authors Costa, Dethier, Eisner, Goff, Heinrich, Holldobler, Roeder, Ross, Seeley, von Frisch, Waldbauer, Wilson, and Winston.

Leafcutter Ants by Bert Holldobler Leafcutter Ants, Paperback (October 2010)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of The Ants comes this dynamic and visually spectacular portrait of Earth's ultimate superorganism.

Superorganism by Bert Holldobler Superorganism, Hardback (January 2009)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of The Ants render the extraordinary lives of the social insects in this visually spectacular volume.

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Author Biography - Bert Holldobler

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.

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