9 edition of The insect societies found in the catalog.
Bibliography: p. 473-527.
|Statement||[by] Edward O. Wilson.|
|LC Classifications||QL496 .W66|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 548 p.|
|Number of Pages||548|
|LC Control Number||74148941|
Eusociality (from Greek εὖ eu "good" and social), the highest level of organization of sociality, is defined by the following characteristics: cooperative brood care (including care of offspring from other individuals), overlapping generations within a colony of adults, and a division of labor into reproductive and non-reproductive groups. The division of labor creates specialized. This handsome book will undoubtedly be widely read and influential. ” —R. A. Crowson, Nature “ The Insect Societies gives an extraordinarily complete and up-to-date account of the natural history of social insects with their great proliferation of genera, species, and behavioral types In these fields modern genetics, selection theory.
In his exploration of insect societies that don't fit the eusocial schema, James T. Costa gives these interesting phenomena their due. He synthesizes the scattered literature about social phenomena across the arthropod phylum: beetles and bugs, caterpillars and cockroaches, mantids and membracids, sawflies and spiders. This wide-ranging tour takes a rich narrative approach that interweaves. Other articles where The Insect Societies is discussed: Edward O. Wilson: In he published The Insect Societies, his definitive work on ants and other social insects. The book provided a comprehensive picture of the ecology, population dynamics, .
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“The Insect Societies gives an extraordinarily complete and up-to-date account of the natural history of social insects with their great proliferation of genera, species, and behavioral types In these fields modern genetics, selection theory, and biomathematics are being developed to explain the evolution of insect societies and their diversity both in size and in longevity.
This is one of the growing points in the study of social insects Cited by: Even though it was published init is still an excellent resource for ants, bees, wasps, and termites. The fascinating formation of insect societies is presented in a well-written, concise, informative way.
An enjoyable read if you love learning about ants, bees, wasps or termites. flag Like see review/5(6). “For much of its history, the study of insect sociality has been dominated by the study of The insect societies book, bees and wasps The other social arthropods have been largely ignored or relegated to fringe status.
James T. Costa seeks to correct this oversight with his book The Other Insect Societies. He succeeds in showcasing the true diversity of social behaviour among insects, spiders and crustaceans, and Cited by: Insect Friends and Enemies Insect Societies Keeping Well Ask the Weatherman Matter, Molecules, and Atoms Our Ocean of Air Ways of the Weather Animal Travels Birds Dependent Plants Flowers, Fruits, Seeds The The insect societies book and Its Friends Gardens Indoors living Things Plant and Animal Partnerships Plant Factories Reptiles Machines Magnets The Scientist and His Tools Water5/5(1).
The Other Insect Societies by James T. Costa. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking “The Other Insect Societies” as Want to Read: Want to Read. saving. Want to Read. Currently Reading. Read. Other editions.4/5. This book is a work of major importance for the development of environmental and behavioral biology; it covers the classification, evolution, anatomy, physiology, and behavior of the higher social insects--ants, social wasps and bees, and termites.
The Insect Societies Edward O. Wilson, Honorary Curator in Entomology and University Research. Since the publication of W. Wheeler’s The Social Insects in and Franz Maidl’s Die Lebensgewohnheiten und Instinkte der staatenbikdenden Insekten inthe literature on social insects has increased enormously, and new ways of studying insect societies have developed.
Asked to name an insect society, most of us--whether casual or professional students of nature--quickly point to one of the so-called eusocial marvels: the ant colony, the beehive, the termite mound, the wasp nest.
Each is awe-inspiring in its division of labor--collective defense, foraging, and nestbuilding. "The Super-Organism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies" by Bert Holldobler and E.O.
Wilson, W.W. Norton & Company,NY. ISBN, HC Pgs. in 10 3/8" x 8 ¼" format on high-quality media to accommodate hundred of exacting colored images, both photographic and detailed line by: Insect societies Both in complexity of behaviour and learning capacity, solitary wasps and bees are the equals of social wasps or honeybees.
Social insects, however, have developed a division of labour in which the members must do the work required at the proper time. The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of The Ants render the extraordinary lives of the social insects in this visually spectacular Superorganism promises to be one of the most important scientific works published in this decade.
The Insect Societies is a book by the most famous entomologist in 50 years. Edward O Wilson is a myrmecologist – that means he’s enamoured of ants, and it’s not difficult to understand why.
Edward O Wilson is a myrmecologist – that means he’s enamoured of ants, and it’s not difficult to understand why.
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Get this from a library. The insect societies. [Edward O Wilson] -- A study of insect sociology, presenting individual investigations of wasps, ants, bees, and termites, and discussing caste, behavior, communication, symbioses, and other topics.
"This first. The Other Insect Societies is a tremen- dously impressive piece of scholarship.” —Bernard Crespi, Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Simon Fraser University. Since the publication of W.M.
Wheeler's "The Social Insects" in and Franz Maidl's "Die Lebensgewohnheiten und Instinkte der staatenbildenden Insekten" in. [The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies] This was a fascinating book that is definitely in my top five for It was written by research scientists about the /5(7).
The Other Insect Societies This book provides comprehensive, astoundingly thorough coverage of the ‘minor’ social insect groups, which have been neglected since Fabre brought the study of insect behavior to life over years ago.
His book gives the 'other insect societies' well-deserved time in the spotlight. — Jenai Miller and George Uetz.
Nature. E.O. Wilson calls the honeybees, the army and leaf-cutter ants, and the mound-building termites the superstars of insect social behavior. In this demanding but interesting book, Costa explores the other arthropod orders for Price: $ That book was an exhaustive study of the ant, yet written in an inviting enough way to gain popular readers.
This new book expands past, but still includes, ants, and looks further into insect societies, including bees, wasps, and termites.5/5(4). Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month 2 results for Books: Organization of Insect Societies Skip to .A scientific tour de force, Deborah Gordon's Ants at Work takes us to the amazing world of an ant society and reveals a new and original understanding of how these tiny animals get the work of the colony done.
Gordon's surprising and deceptively simple message that the queen is not in charge represents a fundamental shift in modern by: Additional Resources & Books: The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies, by Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson; this very well know book offers a great and accurate insight on how weird and wonderful insect societies can Size: KB.