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By Deborah M. Gordon

How do ant colonies get whatever performed, while nobody is liable? An ant colony operates with out a significant regulate or hierarchy, and no ant directs one other. as a substitute, ants make a decision what to do in keeping with the speed, rhythm, and development of person encounters and interactions--resulting in a dynamic community that coordinates the features of the colony. Ant Encounters offers a revealing and available look at ant habit from this complicated platforms perspective.

concentrating on the moment-to-moment habit of ant colonies, Deborah Gordon investigates the function of interplay networks in regulating colony habit and family members between ant colonies. She exhibits how ant habit inside and among colonies arises from neighborhood interactions of people, and the way interplay networks boost as a colony grows older and bigger. The extra speedily ants react to their encounters, the extra sensitively the total colony responds to altering stipulations. Gordon explores even if such reactive networks support a colony to outlive and reproduce, how usual choice shapes colony networks, and the way those constructions evaluate to different analogous advanced systems.

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

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