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Journey To The Ants

Author : Foundation Professor of Biology Bert Holldobler
ISBN : 0674485254
Genre : Science
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Combining autobiographical accounts with scientific lore, an in-depth study of the world of ants describes the myrmecological society and its relevance to human existence
Category: Science

Journey To The Ants

Author : Bert Hölldobler
ISBN : 9780674254589
Genre : Science
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Richly illustrated and delightfully written, Journey to the Ants combines autobiography and scientific lore to convey the excitement and pleasure the study of ants can offer. Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson interweave their personal adventures with the social lives of ants, building, from the first minute observations of childhood, a remarkable account of these abundant insects’ evolutionary achievement.
Category: Science

The Ant S Journey

Author : Janie Spaht Gill
ISBN : 0898685311
Genre : Ants
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From an ant's perspective, a scarecrow resembles various landscapes.
Category: Ants

Desert Navigator

Author : Rüdiger Wehner
ISBN : 9780674247925
Genre : Science
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Cataglyphis ants can set out across vast expanses of desert terrain in search of prey, and then find the shortest way home. Rüdiger Wehner has devised elegant experiments to unmask how they do it. Through a lively and lucid narrative, he offers a firsthand look at the extraordinary navigational skills of these charismatic creatures.
Category: Science


Author : Charlotte Sleigh
ISBN : 9781861894816
Genre : Nature
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Ants are legion: at present there are 11,006 species of ant known; they live everywhere in the world except the polar icecaps; and the combined weight of the ant population has been estimated to make up half the mass of all insects alive today. When we encounter them outdoors, ants fascinate us; discovered in our kitchen cupboards, they elicit horror and disgust. Charlotte Sleigh’s Ant elucidates the cultural reasons behind our varied reactions to these extraordinary insects, and considers the variety of responses that humans have expressed at different times and in different places to their intricate, miniature societies. Ants have figured as fantasy miniature armies, as models of good behavior, as infiltrating communists and as creatures on the borderline between the realms of the organic and the machine: in 1977 British Telecom hired ant experts to help solve problems with their massive information network. This is the first book to examine ants in these and many other such guises, and in so doing opens up broader issues about the history of science and humans’ relations with the natural world. It will be of interest to anyone who likes natural history or cultural studies, or who has ever rushed out and bought a can of RaidTM. "[Charlotte Sleigh's] stylish, engaging and informative study deserves to win new members for the ant fan club."—Jonathan Bate, The Times
Category: Nature

Secret Lives Of Ants

Author : Jae Choe
ISBN : 9781421404288
Genre : Nature
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All of nature is revealed through the secret lives of the amazing ants.
Category: Nature

Adventures Among Ants

Author : Mark W. Moffett
ISBN : 9780520945418
Genre : Science
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Intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, yet at a different scale and a faster tempo. Moffett’s spectacular close-up photographs shrink us down to size, so that we can observe ants in familiar roles; warriors, builders, big-game hunters, and slave owners. We find them creating marketplaces and assembly lines and dealing with issues we think of as uniquely human—including hygiene, recycling, and warfare. Adventures among Ants introduces some of the world’s most awe-inspiring species and offers a startling new perspective on the limits of our own perception. • Ants are world-class road builders, handling traffic problems on thoroughfares that dwarf our highway systems in their complexity • Ants with the largest societies often deploy complicated military tactics • Some ants have evolved from hunter-gatherers into farmers, domesticating other insects and growing crops for food
Category: Science

A Journey In East Africa

Author : M. A. Pringle
ISBN : HARVARD:32044014406979
Genre : Africa, Eastern
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Category: Africa, Eastern

The Coming Prosperity

Author : Philip Auerswald
ISBN : 9780199930845
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ours is the most dynamic era in human history. The benefits of four centuries of technological and organizational change are at last reaching a previously excluded global majority. This transformation will create large-scale opportunities in richer countries like the United States just as it has in poorer countries now in the ascent. In The Coming Prosperity, Philip E. Auerswald argues that it is time to overcome the outdated narratives of fear that dominate public discourse and to grasp the powerful momentum of progress. Acknowledging the gravity of today's greatest global challenges--like climate change, water scarcity, and rapid urbanization--Auerswald emphasizes that the choices we make today will determine the extent and reach of the coming prosperity. To make the most of this epochal transition, he writes, the key is entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs introduce new products and services, expand the range of global knowledge networks, and, most importantly, challenge established business interests, maintaining the vitality of mature capitalist economies and enhancing the viability of emerging ones. Auerswald frames narratives of inspiring entrepreneurs within the sweep of human history. The book's deft analysis of economic trends is enlivened by stories of entrepreneurs making an outsize difference in their communities and the world--people like Karim Khoja, who led the creation of the first mobile phone company in Afghanistan; Leila Janah, who is bringing digital-age opportunity to talented people trapped in refugee camps; and Victoria Hale, whose non-profit pharmaceutical company turned an orphan drug into a cure for black fever. Engagingly written and bracingly realistic about the prospects of our historical moment, The Coming Prosperity disarms the current narratives of fear and brings to light the vast new opportunities in the expanding global economy.
Category: Business & Economics

My Journey From Islam To Christianity

Author : Kenny Abdulsalam
ISBN : 9781490880457
Genre : Religion
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This book is about my life growing up as a Muslim boy and young Islamic scholar in West Africa. In search for answers, I arrived at the truth through objective study of the Bible and the Quran. I began to discover the errors in the Quran. Many Muslims have been misled, which will be demonstrated in this book, and some have become extremists as a result. For those who have the potential to become Islamic extremists and terrorists, and for the Christian reader, this book is my attempt as a former Muslim to create a bridge between the Islamic and Christian world. Without judgment or condemnation, this is my way of reaching out to my Muslim brethren, so that we can at least have a conversation about Jesus Christ and Mohammed.
Category: Religion

A Sting In The Tale

Author : Dave Goulson
ISBN : 9781250048387
Genre : Nature
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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT NATURE WRITERS SUCH AS E.O. WILSON AND CHARMING MEMOIRS LIKE GERALD DURRELL'S MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS, THIS FASCINATING BOOK WILL ALTER THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT BUMBLEBEES. Dave Goulson became obsessed with wildlife as a small boy growing up in rural Shropshire, starting with an increasingly exotic menagerie of pets. When his interest turned to the anatomical, there were even some ill-fated experiments with taxidermy. But bees are where Goulson's true passion lies—the humble bumblebee in particular. Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the English short-haired bumblebee went extinct in the United Kingdom, but by a twist of fate still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, the descendants of a few pairs shipped over in the nineteenth century. Dave Goulson's passionate quest to reintroduce it to its native land is one of the highlights of a book that includes original research into the habits of these mysterious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee, and advice on how to protect the bumblebee for future generations. One of the United Kingdom's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Goulson combines lighthearted tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee. He details the minutiae of life in the nest, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee population and the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.
Category: Nature

What I Learned At Bug Camp

Author : Sarah Rabkin
ISBN : 9780984319619
Genre : Nature
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What I Learned at Bug Camp offers a compelling inquiry through the eyes of an artist, naturalist, and teacher. Sarah Rabkin joins personal essay and science journalism in fluent, spirited prose that probes the spaces between science and art, autonomy and community, doubt and faith. On a passionate quest for a "home in the world," she creates bridges out of stories, inviting us to join her on the trail.
Category: Nature

Journey With John

Author : John Brooks
ISBN : 9781634171144
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Do you like babysitting, running, landscaping, and last but not the least, doing plumbing and yard work? Well, reading this book might be the next best thing to do after finishing your chores. Journey with John is a compilation of short, real-life stories taken from the life of Pastor John Brooks. The stories will make you laugh at life’s little jokes, reflect on experiences, appreciate the small gifts from God, and love each moment of your life. Pastor Brooks writes very compelling and relatable stories as he narrates his experiences and mishaps in a humorous and witty way. He includes Bible verses at the end of every chapter as a way for readers to reflect and ponder on life and God’s ways. His words are full of positive energy, overwhelming with inspiring attitude. He will make you realize the significance of family and faith in God. John Brooks was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, but claims he got to Texas as quick as he could. He is married to Terrie Shaver of Gurdon, Arkansas, and together, they have two children, Alicia Coats and Barry Brooks, as well as six grandchildren.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Reverse Journey

Author : Vivek Kumar Singh
ISBN : 9789381115350
Genre : India
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Category: India

In The Country Of Gold Digging Ants

Author : Anu Kumar
ISBN : 9788184758146
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Do you think Indian history is boring? Check out what these ancient reporters had to say about our country many centuries ago. In his book, Indika, Megasthenes, a Greek traveller, wrote about giant meat-eating ants that dug for gold in mines somewhere in eastern India! Hiuen Tsang, from China, was witness to an assassination attempt on King Harshavardhana at a religious gathering. The Venetian Marco Polo described how the people of Kashmir could use charms to change the weather and bring about darkness. Athanasius Nikitin, from Russia, was amazed by the sultan of Bidar, who went hunting accompanied by 10,000 men on horseback, 50,000 on foot, 200 elephants, 100 dancers, 300 horses, 100 monkeys and 100 concubines! Read astonishing stories about India written by explorers who came to the country as pilgrims, students, traders, voyagers and fortune-seekers from the 3rd century BC till the mid-twentieth century. These visitors left behind fascinating accounts of their perilous journeys in an unknown land; descriptions of what the people ate, wore and thought; who ruled them and how; the strange animals of this land, and many more startling facts which are often the only written historical records of those times. Filled with incredible stories and nuggets of information, In the Country of Gold-digging Ants brings alive the exciting adventures of eleven intrepid men and women, and may just make history your most favourite subject!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Journey Thru America My Quest For Peace Volume One

Author : Gary L Beer
ISBN : 9781300219316
Genre : Travel
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Travelling the back roads across America in 2001/2002 on a seven month, eighteen thousand mile journey brought out survival instincts and a perception of life in Gary that we all possess and rarely experience in this modern world that we live. The result is clearly written in Journey Thru America My Quest for Peace Volume One, in which Gary describes his incredible journey in such a way that the reader experiences the excitement and travelling as if they are experiencing it themselves. Gary speaks his mind of America and American people that is controversial at times and thought provoking.
Category: Travel

More Matter

Author : John Updike
ISBN : 9780307488398
Genre : Literary Collections
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In this collection of nonfiction pieces, John Updike gathers his responses to nearly two hundred invitations into print, each “an opportunity to make something beautiful, to find within oneself a treasure that would otherwise remain buried.” Introductions, reviews, and humorous essays, paragraphs on New York, religion, and lust—here is “more matter” commissioned by an age that, as the author remarks in his Preface, calls for “real stuff . . . not for the obliquities and tenuosities of fiction.” Still, the novelist’s shaping hand, his gift for telling detail, can be detected in many of these literary considerations. Books by Edith Wharton, Dawn Powell, John Cheever, and Vladimir Nabokov are incisively treated, as are biographies of Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth II, and Helen Keller. As George Steiner observed, Updike writes with a “solicitous, almost tender intelligence. The critic and the poet in him . . . are at no odds with the novelist; the same sharpness of apprehension bears on the object in each of Updike’s modes.”
Category: Literary Collections