Ants at Work: How an Insect Society is Organized (PDF)

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  • 192
  • Ants at Work: How an Insect Society is Organized
  • Deborah M. Gordon
  • English
  • 18 July 2020
  • 9781451665703

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Deborah M. Gordon ¼ 0 Read & Download Ants at Work: How an Insect Society is Organized Read & Download ´ 100 Collection and on occasion even war She shows that there are no territorial borders in the way we understand them because ants are always ready to change Ants also switch from one task to another which undermines the standard view that insect societies are run on a caste system Gordon explores how ants use simple local information to make the decisions that generate the complex behavior of colonies New colonies are born struggle to occupy a foraging area grow larger start to reproduce and then settle in among their lifelong neighborsSuperb drawings of ants and maps directly from Gordon's field notes enrich the experience of reading this breakthrough work In these maps we discover what ants do when a neighboring colony disappears behind an enclosure and what they do when their neighbors suddenly reappear We see where different ta. Just fascinating Dispels what I thought I knew about ants eg contrary to what Aesop The Ant and the Grasshopper and the Bible Proverbs 66 said Some of the ants in a colony just standing around doing nothing

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Ants at Work: How an Insect Society is Organized

Deborah M. Gordon ¼ 0 Read & Download Ants at Work: How an Insect Society is Organized Read & Download ´ 100 Sks of ant daily life are performed Through Gordon's wry sense of humor and lucid voice we experience the delights and frustrations of spending blistering days in the desert between the Chiricahua and Peloncillo mountains of Arizona pursuing the mystery of the fascinating behavior of PogonomyrmexBy focusing on chaotic patterns of behavior instead of searching for fixed universal laws Gordon signals the future of scientific investigation She boldly contends that ant communication is a model of how brains immune systems and the natural world as a whole organize themselves Her discoveries have profound implications for anyone who is interested in how organizations work from biologists and physicists to business leaders and pioneers of cyberspace Ants at Work brings to the natural world the insights of a new era in the science of lif. A good book about scientific research Easy to read Not too complicated or in scientific terminology You can learn something about ants ant their behavior model Maybe not for everyone but for ones that could be interested in the area for one or another reason

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Deborah M. Gordon ¼ 0 Read & Download Ants at Work: How an Insect Society is Organized Read & Download ´ 100 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 ueen is not in charge represents a fundamental shift in modern biology It is no less than a revolution in our thinking on the mystery of natural organizationBased on the author's seventeen years of research on harvester ants in the Arizona desert Ants at Work overturns all standard ideas of insect society hierarchy Gordon shows that an ant colony operates without any central control and that no ant has power over another Yet the ant colony harmoniously performs extremely complex tasks; including nest building navigation foraging food storage tending the young garbage. Very interesting book detailing a lot of information about Ant communities and how Ants communicate using pheromones A lot of interesting study on the organization of different kinds of Ant communities