A fascinating account of these ubiquitous and highly successful creatures. Looks at many aspects of the natural history of ants, from their sophisticated social structure, to their communication using pheromones – and the genetics that drives many aspects of their lives.
This is an account of the life of the ant – looking at the many species of ants around the world, explaining the secret of their huge ecological success, examining the remarkable and varied behaviours that ants exhibit, and tying in molecular biology, genetics, and even cutting-edge developments in robotics, to shed light on what makes ants unique.
Paperback. 272 pages. 8pp colour plate section. 196x129mm