The Life of the Ant

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01/01/1930
Pages
281
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Présentation

A unique and really detailed work on ants and their contribution to nature - chapters include warfare, pastoral ants, the mushroom growers, the secrets of the formicary, the nest, communication and orientation, agricultural ants, and more. Here are the essential features of The Life of the Ants, a life incontestably superior to that of the bees, which is precarious in the extreme,In his unique studies of the social insects: the bee, the termite (or white ant) and the ant, Maurice Maeterlinck conveys not only accurate pictures of his subjects, but a rather remarkable development of his own philosophy.

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Sommaire

  • 3INTRODUCTION
  • 21GENERAL IDEAS
  • 45THE SECRET OF THE FORMICARY
  • 63THE FOUNDING OF THE COMMUNITY
  • 83THE NEST
  • 103WARFARE
  • 137COMMUNICATION AND ORIENTATION
  • 167PASTORAL ANTS
  • 179THE MUSHROOM-GROWERS
  • 197AGRICULTURAL ANTS
  • 229PARASITES
  • 251EPILOGUE
  • 273BIBLIOGRAPHY

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