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Ants at Work How an Insect Society is Organized by Deborah M. Gordon

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


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ContributionsMichelle Schwengel (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7457283M
ISBN 100393321320
ISBN 109780393321326

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  Gordon's book is much better than a textbook or fieldguide because it provides an exciting story about ants and how they work. The vivid desciptions personalize ants and make it more like a book verson of "A Bug's Life" movie-- but SERIOUS about the science; so is the story about Nabokov the scientist, which reads with a plot. Younger ants work inside the nest, taking care of the queen and her brood. Older workers go outside to gather food and defend the nest against enemies. Despite her size and royal title, the queen doesn’t boss the workers around. Instead, workers decide which tasks to perform based on personal preferences, interactions with nestmates, and cues. Household ant invasions are determined by weather, not pesticide use, new study finds is author of the book Ants at Work: "Ants are most likely to enter homes in cold, wet conditions.   Ants at Work Host Madeleine Brand talks with biologist and author Deborah Gordon about her new book, Ants at says ants are not as .