By Mark W. Moffett
Intrepid overseas explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us worldwide 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 offers interesting info on how ants reside and the way they dominate their ecosystems via strikingly human behaviors, but at a distinct scale and a swifter pace. Moffett's surprising close-up photos reduce us right down to dimension, in order that we will notice ants in well-known roles; warriors, developers, big-game hunters, and slave proprietors. we discover them developing marketplaces and meeting strains and working with concerns we expect of as uniquely human--including hygiene, recycling, and battle. Adventures between Ants introduces many of the world's such a lot awe-inspiring species and gives a startling new standpoint at the limits of our personal perception.
<span id="caseCorrespondence_16467590545_text">* Ants are world-class highway developers, dealing with complicated site visitors difficulties on thoroughfares that dwarf our street systems
* Ants take slaves from conquered armies and create societies depending on their labor
* Ants with the most important societies usually set up advanced army tactics
* a few ants have advanced from hunter-gatherers into farmers, domesticating different animals and turning out to be particular plants for food</span>
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