By Mark W. Moffett
Intrepid foreign explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us around the world on an odd and colourful trip looking for the hidden global of ants. In stories from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and in other places, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and gives attention-grabbing information on how ants reside and the way they dominate their ecosystems via strikingly human behaviors, but at a distinct scale and a speedier pace. Moffett's stunning close-up photos lessen us right down to measurement, in order that we will be able to notice ants in popular roles; warriors, developers, big-game hunters, and slave proprietors. we discover them growing marketplaces and meeting strains and working with matters we predict of as uniquely human--including hygiene, recycling, and conflict. Adventures between Ants introduces the various world's so much awe-inspiring species and provides a startling new viewpoint at the limits of our personal perception.
<span id="caseCorrespondence_16467590545_text">* Ants are world-class highway developers, dealing with advanced site visitors difficulties on thoroughfares that dwarf our road systems
* Ants take slaves from conquered armies and create societies depending on their labor
* Ants with the most important societies frequently set up complicated army tactics
* a few ants have developed from hunter-gatherers into farmers, domesticating different animals and growing to be particular vegetation for food</span>
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