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By Deborah M. Gordon

ISBN-10: 0691138796

ISBN-13: 9780691138794

How do ant colonies get whatever performed, whilst not anyone is responsible? An ant colony operates with out a principal keep watch over or hierarchy, and no ant directs one other. as a substitute, ants make a decision what to do according to the speed, rhythm, and trend of person encounters and interactions--resulting in a dynamic community that coordinates the capabilities of the colony. Ant Encounters presents a revealing and obtainable look at ant habit from this complicated structures perspective.

concentrating on the moment-to-moment habit of ant colonies, Deborah Gordon investigates the position of interplay networks in regulating colony habit and family members between ant colonies. She indicates how ant habit inside of and among colonies arises from neighborhood interactions of people, and the way interplay networks boost as a colony grows older and bigger. The extra swiftly ants react to their encounters, the extra sensitively the whole colony responds to altering stipulations. Gordon explores no matter if such reactive networks support a colony to outlive and reproduce, how ordinary choice shapes colony networks, and the way those constructions examine to different analogous complicated systems.

Ant Encounters sheds gentle at the organizational habit, ecology, and evolution of those various and ubiquitous social insects.

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