New PDF release: Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of

By Mark W. Moffett

ISBN-10: 0520261992

ISBN-13: 9780520261990

Intrepid overseas explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us worldwide 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 offers interesting information on how ants stay and the way they dominate their ecosystems via strikingly human behaviors, but at a distinct scale and a quicker pace. Moffett's extraordinary close-up pictures minimize us right down to dimension, in order that we will be able to notice ants in standard roles; warriors, developers, big-game hunters, and slave proprietors. we discover them developing marketplaces and meeting strains and working with matters we predict of as uniquely human--including hygiene, recycling, and battle. Adventures between Ants introduces a number of the world's so much awe-inspiring species and provides a startling new viewpoint at the limits of our personal perception.

<span id="caseCorrespondence_16467590545_text">* Ants are world-class street developers, dealing with complicated 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 biggest societies usually set up advanced army tactics
* a few ants have developed from hunter-gatherers into farmers, domesticating different animals and transforming into particular plants for food</span>

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Maggot The worm-like baby of a fly. nectar Sweet liquid produced by flowers. Bees collect nectar and turn it into honey. prey An animal that is killed and eaten by other animals. pupa The resting stage of an insect’s growth, when the larva turns into an adult. silk The tough, stretchy thread that spiders and caterpillars produce. spider A bug that has eight legs and two body parts. Index ant 8, 12-13, 29 earwig 8 bee 8, 16-17 beetle 8, 10-11, 29 butterfly 8, 9, 23, 28 fly 8, 15, 20-21 caterpillar 9, 23, 25 centipede 7 insect 6, 10, 11, 19, 28, 29 dragonfly 22 dung beetle 15 ladybug 14 locust 27 honey 17 Picture Credits: The publisher would like to thank the following for their kind permission to reproduce their photographs: (Key: a-above; b-below/bottom; c-center; f-far; l-left; r-right; t-top) Alamy Images: Arco Images GmbH/A.

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Pupa The resting stage of an insect’s growth, when the larva turns into an adult. silk The tough, stretchy thread that spiders and caterpillars produce. spider A bug that has eight legs and two body parts. Index ant 8, 12-13, 29 earwig 8 bee 8, 16-17 beetle 8, 10-11, 29 butterfly 8, 9, 23, 28 fly 8, 15, 20-21 caterpillar 9, 23, 25 centipede 7 insect 6, 10, 11, 19, 28, 29 dragonfly 22 dung beetle 15 ladybug 14 locust 27 honey 17 Picture Credits: The publisher would like to thank the following for their kind permission to reproduce their photographs: (Key: a-above; b-below/bottom; c-center; f-far; l-left; r-right; t-top) Alamy Images: Arco Images GmbH/A.

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