• Twitter
  • Facebook
Theme
Currency
Log-in | Register | My Basket : arrow

Your shopping basket is currently empty.

0 items - 0.00
Our Publications

The Pemberley Bookshop

Our Shop

Why not come and peruse our comprehensive range of natural history titles at our well stocked bookshop, where you can also receive our expert advice. Click here for details of our shop.

Army Ants: Nature's Ultimate Social Hunters

by Kronauer, D.J.C.

Forthcoming
  • Hardback £52.95
  • New Book Availability : Not yet published
  • Add to wishlist
  • Catalogue No : 41599
  • ISBN : 9780674241558
  • Published : OCT 2020
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 336

Our customers have not yet submitted a review for this title - click here to be the first to write a review

Description:

A richly illustrated, captivating study of army ants, nature's preeminent social hunters. A swarm raid is one of nature's great spectacles. In tropical rainforests around the world, army ants march in groups by the thousands to overwhelm large solitary invertebrates, along with nests of termites, wasps, and other ants. They kill and dismember their prey and carry it back to their nest, where their hungry brood devours it. They are the ultimate social hunters, demonstrating the most fascinating collective behavior. In Army Ants we see how these insects play a crucial role in promoting and sustaining the biodiversity of tropical ecosystems. The ants help keep prey communities in check while also providing nutrition for other animals. Many species depend on army ants for survival, including a multitude of social parasites, swarm-following birds, and flies. And while their hunting behavior, and the rules that govern it, are clearly impressive, army ants display collective behavior in other ways that are no less dazzling. They build living nests, called bivouacs, using their bodies to protect the queen and larvae. The ants can even construct bridges over open space or obstacles by linking to one another using their feet. These incredible feats happen without central coordination. They are the result of local interactions-self-organization that benefits the society at large. Through observations, stories, and stunning images, Daniel Kronauer brings these fascinating creatures to life. Army ants may be small, but their collective intelligence and impact on their environment are anything but.

You may also like...

Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Aulagnier, S.; Mitchell-Jones, A.J.; Zima, J.; Haffner, P.; Moutou, F.; Chevalier, J.

Price £26.00

(Save £4.00)

Tales from the Ant World

Tales from the Ant World

Wilson, E.O.

Price £17.99

Bees of Europe. Hymenoptera of Europe 1

Bees of Europe. Hymenoptera of Europe 1

Michez, D.; Rasmont, P.; Terzo, M.; Vereecken, N.J.

Price £69.00

The Solitary Bees: Biology, Evolution, Conservation

The Solitary Bees: Biology, Evolution, Conservation

Danforth, B.N.; Minckley, R.L.; Neff, J.L.

Price £28.50

(Save £9.50)

The Ants of Central and North Europe

The Ants of Central and North Europe

Seifert, B.

Price £59.00

Blanokridli Ceske a Slovenske republiky II. - Symphyta. [Hymenoptera of the Czech and Slovak Republics II - Symphyta]

Blanokridli Ceske a Slovenske republiky II. - Symphyta. [Hymenoptera of the

Macek, J.; Roller, L.; Benes, K.; Holy, K.; Holusa, J.

Price £36.50

Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland

Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland

Falk, S.J.; Lewington, R. (Illus.)

Price £28.00

(Save £7.00)

Subscribe to our mailing list More details about our mailing list arrow