Download Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of by Mark W. Moffett PDF

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>

Show description

Read or Download Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions PDF

Similar entomology books

A Textbook of Agricultural Entomology

A whole knowing of the biology and lifestyles histories of pest species is essential for all these occupied with crop creation and crop security. this crucial new name presents accomplished assurance of significant insect and mite pest species, basically in Northern Europe. Textbook of Agricultural Entomology is generally divided into elements.

Insect Conservation: A Handbook of Approaches and Methods (Techniques in Ecology and Conservation)

With as much as 1 / 4 of all insect species heading in the direction of extinction over the following couple of many years, there's now a urgent have to summarize the options on hand for measuring insect range on the way to increase powerful conservation suggestions. Insect Conservation outlines the most equipment and methods on hand to entomologists, supplying a finished synthesis to be used by means of graduate scholars, researchers and working towards conservationists all over the world.

A Survey of the Lepidoptera, Biogeograhy and Ecology of New Caledonia

I spent 4 months in New Caledonia in 1971 with the article of creating a quantitative survey of the night-flying macrolepidoptera with light-traps and an overview of the Rhopalocera and microlepidoptera. This fieldwork was once financed by means of a central authority Grant-in-Aid for medical Investigations adminis­ tered through the Royal Society, and by means of a supply from the Godman Fund.

Extra info for Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions

Sample text

Mellifera sahariensis. Bees which are kept in cavities of house walls good tempered and excellent foragers. Citrus, thyme, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, are the main honey plants. A list of honey-yielding plants is included for Morocco, which is one of sub-tropics/temperate countries with legislation based on honey to be sold. 5 Tunisia Availability of honey plants is one of the beekeeping problems in Tunisia, and expansion of forests is one of the solutions. Co-operatives are also needed. K.

In South India, Rev. Newton started beekeeping training and trained a number of rural folks during 1911–17 and also devised a hive for A. cerana now named after him (Newton hive) for Indian climatic conditions. Beekeeping work in earnest was taken up in Travancore in 1917 and in Mysore in 1925. The recommendation of Royal Commission on Agriculture (1928) for developing cottage industries gave a fillip to beekeeping in rural India. Beekeeping work afterwards in real was taken up in Madras in 1931, in the Punjab in 1933, in 1934 and in UP in 1938.

These days, we can notice a rising interest from the experts for these particularly endearing and rather docile little bees. They adapt really easily to our framed hives, but can suddenly abscond if you happen to smoke them too much. It is quite common to find these little bees in the numerous cavities of Buddhist temples, which offer them a first-class refuge. However, in order to increase honey harvests, the European bee (Apis mellifera) was imported from Italy years ago. The tropical heat added to the 2,250 mm rainfall per year make the island a splash of lush vegetation in the middle of the China Sea.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 9 votes