The World of the Harvester Ants

Appendixes give the scientific and common names of each harvester ant species, explain how to identify harvesters without technical devices, and provide a complete key to all sixty species.

The World of the Harvester Ants

The World of the Harvester Ants

Appendixes give the scientific and common names of each harvester ant species, explain how to identify harvesters without technical devices, and provide a complete key to all sixty species. The key is supplemented by illustrations and distribution maps for every species. An extensive bibliography and a detailed index are included.

The Dream Tide

Two hundred years of study are summarized in this volume, which covers all aspects of the lives of the harvester ants.The book begins with the mythology and folklore surrounding the harvester ants of the Southwest and Mexico: the Aztecs ...

The Dream Tide

The Dream Tide

Nate Abbot first becomes aware of his unique dreaming gift as a teenager when he meets his first love Libby, a sleepwalker. Years later, when she visits Nate in his dreams, Libby is a spirit or possibly a figment of Nate's imagination. A strange twist happens when Nate takes his wife Katherine and their two kids on a camping trip to the Black Rock Desert, where they find themselves stranded with a murderer and horrible surrealistic disaster. With only the will to survive and Libby's messages from dreams to save them, Nate takes a journey into a personal hell that dares to release his mind from the torment of a death he witnessed so long ago.

The Wonder World of Ants

Bronson, who is well known for his interesting stories of science, ventures into the world of ants and describes the different kinds, from devastating army ants to slave-making ants who kidnap the offspring of other tribes.

The Wonder World of Ants

The Wonder World of Ants

Bronson, who is well known for his interesting stories of science, ventures into the world of ants and describes the different kinds, from devastating army ants to slave-making ants who kidnap the offspring of other tribes.

The Prairie World

The seed-collecting habits of harvester ants were mentioned by the writers of antiquity, but the Old World ants of which they wrote belong to the genus Messor. Undoubtedly the harvester ants of the genus Pogonomyrmex were seen by ...

The Prairie World

The Prairie World

Reveals the grassland's history, climate, landscape, ever-changing moods, and survival battles waged by plant and animal inhabitants

Encyclopedia of Entomology

Ann Rev Ecol Syst 31:265-291 Taber SW (1998) The world of the harvester ants. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas Harvesters Some members of the family Lycaenidae (order Lepidoptera). >• Gossamer- Winged Butterflies ...

Encyclopedia of Entomology

Encyclopedia of Entomology

This text brings together fundamental information on insect taxa, morphology, ecology, behavior, physiology, and genetics. Close relatives of insects, such as spiders and mites, are included.

Junipers of the World

Recently we observed harvester ants carrying berries of J. arizonica from a tree about 15 m from their nest/ mound (Fig. 8.4). A few cleaned seeds were found next to the mound and one clean seed was found in the nest (fig. 8.5).

Junipers of the World

Junipers of the World

The Junipers of the World contains a synthesis of data on evolution by examining: Geographic Variation: Pan-Arctic variation in Juniperus communis, etc.Speciation in sections of the genus: Species concepts, Speciation in Juniperus section Juniperus, etc.In addition, Keys to Juniperus are provided by region: Eastern Hemisphere, Europe (including Azores, Canary Islands, Asia Minor and Africa), Central Asia (Turkmenistan to western Himalayas), China, Far East (Japan, Korea, Sakhalin Island, Taiwan), Western Hemisphere, Continental North America, United States and Canada, Mexico and Guatemala, and the Caribbean.Also included are Species' Descriptions, Distribution Maps and Plant Photos, and chapters on Hybridization, Ecology, Cultivated Junipers, Commercial uses of leaf and wood oils of Juniperus, a Cross Indexed Synonymy of Juniperus, and Tables on the Leaf essential oils by species in sections. This book supplements the web site www.juniperus.org and the reader will find literature citations and a detailed discussion of data that is not present on the web site."The Junipers of the World is now the authoritative reference for Juniperus""Prof. Adams has presented arguments for the recognition of species and varieties by showing the data analyses that led to taxonomic decisions. This is one of the few treatments that really integrates data and the reasoning behind taxonomic decisions. In addition, Prof. Adams is candid in admitting that the recognition of some taxa are not well supported and deserve additional study.""An essential reference book that will be useful for herbaria, museums, wildlife biologists, Range scientist, foresters, ecologists and all who are involved in identification and study of Juniperus species."

The World Almanac for Kids Brain Teasers Book 1

Harvester ants collect and store seeds. Leaf-cutter ants grow fungus for food. HOW DO ANTS COMMUNICATE? Ants communicate by touching each other with their antennae. They show other ants where food is by making a path with a chemical ...

The World Almanac for Kids Brain Teasers  Book 1

The World Almanac for Kids Brain Teasers Book 1

Chock-full of information from The World Almanac for Kids, the books in this series provide stimulating puzzles and games that can be used as quick stand-alone activities or to reinforce classroom lessons. Each subject-specific section includes valuable background information along with brain teasers that develop a variety of skills and appeal to all types of learners.

Dr Eleanor s Book of Common Ants of California

But seed storage doesn't just help the ants. Harvesterants' occupation reaps benefits for the earth around them as well. Harvester ant colonies can stick around for many years. Sandy soils like those harvester ants call home can be ...

Dr  Eleanor s Book of Common Ants of California

Dr Eleanor s Book of Common Ants of California

Did you know that for every human on earth, there are about one million ants? They are among the longest-lived insects—with some ant queens passing the thirty-year mark—as well as some of the strongest. Fans of both the city and countryside alike, ants decompose dead wood, turn over soil (in some places more than earthworms), and even help plant forests by distributing seeds. But while fewer than thirty of the nearly one thousand ant species living in North America are true pests, we cringe when we see them marching across our kitchen floors. No longer! In this witty, accessible, and beautifully illustrated guide, Eleanor Spicer Rice, Alex Wild, and Rob Dunn metamorphose creepy-crawly revulsion into myrmecological wonder. Emerging from Dunn’s ambitious citizen science project Your Wild Life (an initiative based at North Carolina State University) and the work of Brian Fisher with the California Academy of Sciences, Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of California provides an eye-opening entomological overview of the natural history of California’s species most noted by project participants—and even offers tips on keeping ant farms in your home. Exploring species from the high noon and harvester ants to the honeypot and acrobat ants, and featuring Wild’s stunning photography, this guide will be a tremendous resource for teachers, students, and scientists alike. But more than this, it will transform the way Californians perceive the environment around them by deepening their understanding of its littlest inhabitants, inspiring everyone to find their inner naturalist, get outside, and crawl across the dirt—magnifying glass in hand.

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

Ants and Information Exchange I suggested above that Aristotle's theory of humans as political animals can help to ... In the following paragraphs, the world of harvester ants, as described by Gordon, is adapted to Plato's simile, ...

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece

A major new history of classical Greece—how it rose, how it fell, and what we can learn from it Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class spending drove sustained economic growth and classical wealth produced a stunning cultural efflorescence lasting hundreds of years. Why did Greece reach such heights in the classical period—and why only then? And how, after "the Greek miracle" had endured for centuries, did the Macedonians defeat the Greeks, seemingly bringing an end to their glory? Drawing on a massive body of newly available data and employing novel approaches to evidence, Josiah Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece and an unprecedented account of its rise and fall. Ober argues that Greece's rise was no miracle but rather the result of political breakthroughs and economic development. The extraordinary emergence of citizen-centered city-states transformed Greece into a society that defeated the mighty Persian Empire. Yet Philip and Alexander of Macedon were able to beat the Greeks in the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE, a victory made possible by the Macedonians' appropriation of Greek innovations. After Alexander's death, battle-hardened warlords fought ruthlessly over the remnants of his empire. But Greek cities remained populous and wealthy, their economy and culture surviving to be passed on to the Romans—and to us. A compelling narrative filled with uncanny modern parallels, this is a book for anyone interested in how great civilizations are born and die. This book is based on evidence available on a new interactive website. To learn more, please visit: http://polis.stanford.edu/.

The World Almanac for Kids Brain Teasers

Harvester ants collect and store seeds. Leaf-cutter ants grow fungus for food. HOW DO ANTS COMMUNICATE? Ants communicate by touching each other with their antennae. They show other ants where food is by making a path with a chemical ...

The World Almanac for Kids Brain Teasers

The World Almanac for Kids Brain Teasers

Chock-full of information from The World Almanac for Kids, the books in this series provide stimulating puzzles and games that can be used as quick stand-alone activities or to reinforce classroom lessons. Each subject-specific section includes valuable background information along with brain teasers that develop a variety of skills and appeal to all types of learners.

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