On a Trail with Ants : A Handbook of the Ants of the Peninsular India

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01/01/2006
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198
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Présentation

A primer to the life of ants, introducing the reader to the ants of Peninsular India. The book sets a trend in ant studies by enabling the reader to observe and identify ants at home and elsewhere, in a non-intrusive manner. It is suitable for a varied audience, from students, entomologists, naturalists to photographers. Included in the book are more than 15O colour pictures of ants, almost all photographed in the wild for the first time.

"An excellent book that will please both the amateur and the professional... Both photographs and keys are very well presented... (they) make the book reader- friendly. A very important contribution to science in general... (and) to science in India... The book is timely because it is very much needed. I believe that it will be the first for very manyyears."
Andrew Beattie,
Professor and Director for the Commonwealth Key Centre for Biodiversity and Bio-resources,
Macquarie University,
Australia.

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Sommaire

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1Introduction
  • 5It is an Ant's World
  • 39It is Always Us, Never an I!
  • 49Mixing Business With Pleasure
  • 73Ants say, "Let Us Conserve"
  • 81Runners' Mystery, Jumpers' Delight
  • 87Tailors' Envy, Weavers' Pride
  • 97Ant Watching
  • 103Ants of India: Species Accounts
  • 172Basis of the Common Names in the Book
  • 175Distribution of Ants
  • 177Technology from the Trail
  • 183Glossary
  • 188References

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