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Ant Communities and How they are Governed A Study in Natural Civics

    Naturevolume 82page276 (1910) | Download Citation



    FOR thirty-two years Dr. McCook has devoted much time and attention to the habits of American ants, and has published many popular works on the subject, in addition to the two large works on “The Agricultural Ants of Texas” and “The Honey Ants of the Garden of the Gods.” In the present work, which is based chiefly on his own original observations, he discusses the conditions of ant-life from a popular standpoint; and his sixteen chapters deal with such subjects as fraternal confederacies, nesting architecture, engineering, feeding the commune, language, government, dependents, war, aliens, aphis herds, slave-making, sanitation, &c.

    Ant Communities and How they are Governed. A Study in Natural Civics.

    By Dr. H. C. McCook. Pp. xvii + 321. (New York and London: Harper and Bros., 1909.) Price 7s. 6d. net.

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