By Deborah M. Gordon
How do ant colonies get whatever performed, whilst nobody is liable? An ant colony operates with out a crucial regulate or hierarchy, and no ant directs one other. as an alternative, ants come to 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 services of the colony. Ant Encounters offers a revealing and available inspect ant habit from this complicated structures perspective.
concentrating on the moment-to-moment habit of ant colonies, Deborah Gordon investigates the function of interplay networks in regulating colony habit and relatives between ant colonies. She exhibits how ant habit inside and among colonies arises from neighborhood interactions of people, and the way interplay networks enhance as a colony grows older and bigger. The extra speedily ants react to their encounters, the extra sensitively the whole colony responds to altering stipulations. Gordon explores no matter if such reactive networks aid a colony to outlive and reproduce, how common choice shapes colony networks, and the way those buildings evaluate to different analogous advanced systems.
Ant Encounters sheds gentle at the organizational habit, ecology, and evolution of those diversified and ubiquitous social insects.
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