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Edward O. Wilson Bert Hölldobler - The Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct - 9780393338683 - V9780393338683
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The Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct

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Description for The Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct Paperback. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of The Ants comes this dynamic and visually spectacular portrait of Earth's ultimate superorganism. Num Pages: 192 pages, Four-color throughout, 56 photographs. BIC Classification: PSVT7. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 211 x 156 x 11. Weight in Grams: 348.
The Leafcutter Ants is the most detailed and authoritative description of any ant species ever produced. With a text suitable for both a lay and a scientific audience, the book provides an unforgettable tour of Earth's most evolved animal societies. Each colony of leafcutters contains as many as five million workers, all the daughters of a single queen that can live over a decade. A gigantic nest can stretch thirty feet across, rise five feet or more above the ground, and consist of hundreds of chambers that reach twenty-five feet below the ground surface. Indeed, the leafcutters have parlayed their ... Read more

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About Edward O. Wilson Bert Hölldobler
Bert Hölldobler is Foundation Professor at Arizona State University and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. He lives in Arizona and Germany. Edward O. Wilson (1929-2021) was the author of more than thirty books, including Anthill, Letters to a Young Scientist, and The Conquest of Nature. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, ... Read more

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