Verlag: Simon & Schuster Autor: Erich Hoyt Erscheinungsjahr: 1996 Seitenanzahl: 319 ISBN: 9780684810867 Sprache: Englisch
Beschreibung: Uninvited guests at the world's picnics, ants inhabit a world all their own, a world that is fantastic, alien, yet at times oddly familiar. They plant underground gardens and harvest crops, raise other instects as livestock, build their own roadways and bridges, and communicate using a complex system of chemical and tactic messages. They also make war, stage bizarre tournaments, and display such feats of of altruism and loyalty to theis mates taht when darwin learned of ant behavior he thought his theory of evolution by natural selection was in trouble. In The Earrth Dwellers, Erich Hoyt invites us to enter this world and to see it in a unique way - from the ant's point of view. Hoyt takes us along as two of the world's most renowned field biologist, Edward O. Wilson and William L. Brown, Jr., embark on their first expedition together in thirty years to go "ant treasure-hunting" in the tropical jungle.