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Ants: A Visual Guide

Heather Campbell, Benjamin Blanchard, 2022940432, 9780691228525, 978-0691228525

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English | 2023 | PDF

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A richly illustrated natural history of ants, covering their diversity, ecology, anatomy, behavior, and more

Plentiful  and familiar, ants make up an estimated one-third of the world’s insect  biomass and can be found in virtually every part of the globe, from  rainforest canopies to city sidewalks. But their importance is about  more than numbers: ants are fundamental species in a range of habitats,  their interactions with plants, fungi, and other animals ensuring the  survival of many fragile and complex ecosystems. This beautifully  illustrated book explores the extraordinary diversity of ants and offers  insights into their elaborate social systems, investigating the key  collective and competitive behaviors that operate within their varied  colony structures.

Featuring exceptional close-up photographs and  clearly organized thematic chapters, the book covers anatomy,  evolution, life cycle, ecology, and other important topics. Each chapter  also features profiles of stand-out genera, chosen for their  fascinating characteristics, including Leafcutter Ants who build nests  containing up to 7,000 chambers, Pugnacious Ants whose colonies can  destroy populations of crabs within hours, and Honeypot Ants whose  worker caste store food in their stomachs for other colony members to  consume. Drawing on current research, Ants offers an inviting and  accessible introduction to these remarkable insects.

Includes  more than 200 stunning color photographs, plus infographics and  diagramsPresents full profiles of 42 iconic genera from across the  worldFeatures clearly structured thematic chapters