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Hölldobler, Bert, 1936-
The superorganism : the beauty, elegance, and strangeness of insect societies / Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson ; line drawings by Margaret C. Nelson
Alternate Title Super-organism
Beauty, elegance, and strangeness of insect societies
1st ed
New York : W.W. Norton, c2009
book jacket
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Subject(s) Insect societies
Insects -- Evolution
Insects -- Research
Physical Description xxi, 522 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The construction of a superorganism -- Genetic social evolution -- Sociogenesis -- The genetic evolution of decision rules -- The division of labor -- Communication -- The rise of the ants -- Ponerine ants : the great radiation -- The attine leafcutters : the ultimate superorganisms -- Nest architecture and house hunting
Summary The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Ants present a lavishly detailed account of the extraordinary lives of social insects that draws on more than two decades of research and offers insight into how bees, termites, and other insect societies thrive in systems of altruistic cooperation, complex communication, and labor division
Alternate Author Wilson, Edward O
Nelson, Margaret Cecile, 1951- drawings

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