Ants should provide both the amateur naturalist and the professional zoologist with a valuable source of reference, and a fascinating account of the lives of an intriguing group of insects. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
Ants have always exercised a fascination that extends beyond the world of biology. They have attracted the attention of poets and dramatists, and also of those philosophers and political theorists who have envied their apparent industry and rigid and complex communal organisation. The social life of ants is indeed extraordinary. It forms the basis of their entire lives; an ant on its own has no chance of survival. Ants are the only group of insects in which there are no solitary species at all.
In this book Dr Brian, the country's leading authority on ants, brings together the results of recent research (much of it his own) into the zoology, ecology and social life of the group. Dr Brian begins by discussing the relationship of ants to other insects, their anatomy and physiology, and then turns to the different species of British ant (with an identification key), feeding, including aphid 'farming' and the specialised role of the workers in acting as travelling food containers for the nest itself, the rearing of the young and the different caste systems (including the life history of the queen), the ecological significance of ants, and the role they play in the lives of other animals. Particular attention is paid to the importance of communication in the ant society, and there is a complete section of distribution maps - one for each of the 47 British Species - compiled according to the latest available data. There are 16 plates of black and white photographs and two colour plates of ant species specially painted for this volume by Gordon Riley.
This book should provide both the amateur naturalist and the professional zoologist with a valuable source of reference, and a fascinating account of the lives of an intriguing group of insects.
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Book Description London Collins, 1958. Hardcover First Edition with Dustjacket.A detailed work on all aspects of the history,and social life of this group of insects covering all the separate family groups together with their courtship and methods of catching their prey. Illustrated in Colour and B& W. A Fine copy in a Very good dustjacket with colour fade to spine and rubbed top of jacket with 2cm loss. Not price clipped and no inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 27180
Book Description Collins, UK, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine copy except some darkening to top edges pages. Bookseller Inventory # 031518
Book Description 1977 Collins, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1977 1st edition, fine. Dust jacket fine, not price clipped, publisher's plastic overlay. Bookseller Inventory # N59E
Book Description Collins, 1977. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Jacket Design By Clifford and Rosemary Ellis (illustrator). First Edition. Clean undamaged green boards lettered in gilt to spine. Unclipped jacket enclosed in original publisher's polythene sleeve. Text block edges clean. Internaly pristine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001308
Book Description Collins, London, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. pp. 223, b/w photographs & diagrams throughout, this is the first edition primary binding variant. Dust jacket near fine, bright and crisp, slight yellow shadow to the rear panel, protected by the publisher's clear plastic duraseal cover, not price-clipped. Contents clean and tight, small white sticker to the top corner of the front free endpaper to cover an old inked name, no inscriptions or other marks, appears unread. A near fine copy in a fine jacket. [Referenced by "Collecting the New Naturalists" - NN59A - B1] Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 027524
Book Description 1977 Collins, 1977. Hardback. 1977 1st edition, near fine. Dust jacket very good plus, not price clipped, publisher's plastic overlay wrinkled on spine. Bookseller Inventory # N59A
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002528761
Book Description Collins, London, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. pp. 223, b/w photographs & diagrams throughout, this is the first edition second binding variant. Dust jacket near fine, bright and crisp, protected by the publisher's clear plastic duraseal cover, price-clipped. Contents clean and tight, ,no inscriptions or marks, appears unread. A near fine copy in a fine jacket. [Referenced by "Collecting the New Naturalists" - NN59A - B2] Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 027523
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1977. Book Condition: Good. 1st Ed.. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP16793586
Book Description COLLINS. LONDON, 1977. FIRST EDITION, FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAP WITH PROTECTIVE COVER. EVER SO SLIGHTLY FADED SPINE. Bookseller Inventory # 24049