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Adventures Among Ants

Adventures Among Ants

A Global Safari With A Cast of Trillions

Book - 2010
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In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, yet at a different scale and a faster tempo
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780520261990
Characteristics: 280 p. : ill. (col. ill.) ; 27 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 3165278


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Apr 01, 2021

Many extraordinary photographs (though, interestingly, there were none of queens) and enthusiasm in every paragraph. The varieties of ant societies were explained without getting bogged down in jargon; species included one where they kidnap babies (pupae) in order to enslave them (the amazon ant) and the extraordinary ant world war in California, were the two most interesting parts for me. Extensive notes and index.

Hillsboro_RobP Oct 22, 2018

Slaves? Spies? War across continents? Everything you didn't know about the world's most successful superorganisms.

Quimeras Nov 03, 2013

Normally, I don’t care too much for personal anecdotes in science literature. However, Moffett’s descriptions of his travels and experiences with both humans and animals, and their environments, add layers to the narrative which make for a very interesting read. I definitely learned new things about the ant world and truly enjoyed the pictures in this book.

Aug 04, 2011

Extremely interesting. I had no idea that ants are such amazing creatures. I now watch them with a whole new perspective, even though I studied them closely as a small child in my back yard.


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