The Superorganism

The Superorganism

The Beauty, Elegance, And Strangeness Of Insect Societies

Book - 2009
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Ants present a lavishly detailed account of the extraordinary lives of social insects that draws on more than two decades of research and offers insight into how bees, termites, and other insect societies thrive in systems of altruistic cooperation, complex communication, and labor division.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393067040
Characteristics: xxi, 522 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Edward O.


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Sep 16, 2016

This book could probably be subtitled "The evolutionary basis for super-organisms" as this is the main thrust of the book. Additionally it is geared towards ants as this is the author's forte. That being said the book is informative. It is a scholarly look at the concept of the "super-organisms" as individual units with simple algorithms make a complex "intelligent" creature. Worth reading if you are interested.

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