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Author Hölldobler, Bert, 1936-
Title The superorganism : the beauty, elegance, and strangeness of insect societies / Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson ; line drawings by Margaret C. Nelson
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, 2009

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Edition 1st ed
Descript xxi, 522 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
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
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Subject Insect societies
Alt Author Wilson, Edward O
Alt Title Super-organism
ISBN/ISSN 9780393067040 (hardcover)
0393067041 (hardcover)


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