Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of New York City

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Une version datant de février 2014 (109 pages) est disponible en ligne à http://www.yourwildlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ants_of_NYC.pdf.

Did you know that for every human on earth, there are about one million ants? They are among the longest-lived insects—with some ant queens passing the thirty-year mark—as well as some of the strongest. Fans of both the city and countryside alike, ants decompose dead wood, turn over soil (in some places more than earthworms), and even help plant forests by distributing seeds. But while fewer than thirty of the nearly one thousand ant species living in North America are true pests, we cringe when we see them marching across our kitchen floors.

No longer! In this witty, accessible, and beautifully illustrated guide, Eleanor Spicer Rice, Alex Wild, and Rob Dunn metamorphose creepy-crawly revulsion into myrmecological wonder. Emerging from Dunn’s ambitious citizen science project Your Wild Life (an initiative based at North Carolina State University), Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of New York City provides an eye-opening entomological overview of the natural history of New York’s species most noted by project participants—and even offers insight into the ant denizens of the city’s subways and Central Park. Exploring species from the honeyrump ant to the Japanese crazy ant, and featuring Wild’s stunning photography as well as tips on keeping ant farms in your home, this guide will be a tremendous resource for teachers, students, and scientists alike. But more than this, it will transform the way New Yorkers perceive the environment around them by deepening their understanding of its littlest inhabitants, inspiring everyone to find their inner naturalist, get outside, and crawl across the dirt—magnifying glass in hand.

Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants of New York City v. 1.0, by Eleanor Spicer Rice, was published February 2014 by Your Wild Life.
© Your Wild Life, NC State University.

ISBN: 9780226351674
Published August 2017
ISBN: 9780226351704
Published August 2017
University of Chicago Press, 1427 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637 USA

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  • Table des matières de la version démo disponible en ligne :
    • Introduction
    • Credits
    • Chapter 1: Introduction (What's the big deal about ants?)
    • Chapter 2: Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus)
    • Chapter 3: Lasius Ant (Lasius)
    • Chapter 4: Pavement Ant (Tetramorium sp.E)
    • Chapter 5: Odorous House Ant (Tapinoma sessile)
    • Chapter 6: Crazy Ant (Nylanderia)
    • Chapter 7: Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis)
    • Chapter 8: Field Ant (Formica)
    • Chapter 9: Asian Needle Ant (Brachyponera chinensis)
    • Chapter 10: Winnow Ant (Aphaenogaster rudis)
    • Chapter 11: Big Headed Ant (Pheidole)
    • Chapter 12: Little Black Ant (Monomorium minimum)
    • Chapter 13: Thief Ant (Solenopsis molesta)
    • Chapter 14: Acrobat Ant (Crematogaster)
    • Chapter 15: Honeyrump Ant (Brachymyrmex depilis)
    • References
  • Table des matières de la version éditée :
    • Preface
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1: Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus)
    • Chapter 2: Lasius Ant (Lasius spp.)
    • Chapter 3: Pavement Ant (Tetramorium sp.E)
    • Chapter 4: Odorous House Ant (Tapinoma sessile)
    • Chapter 5: Crazy Ant (Nylanderia spp.)
    • Chapter 6: Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis)
    • Chapter 7: Field Ant (Formica spp.)
    • Chapter 8: Asian Needle Ant (Brachyponera chinensis)
    • Chapter 9: Winnow Ant (Aphaenogaster spp.)
    • Chapter 10: Big Headed Ant (Pheidole spp.)
    • Chapter 11: Little Black Ant (Monomorium minimum)
    • Chapter 12: Thief Ant (Solenopsis molesta)
    • Chapter 13: Acrobat Ant (Crematogaster spp.)
    • Chapter 14: Honeyrump Ant (Brachymyrmex depilis)
    • Chapter 15: Frequently Asked Ant Questions
    • Chapter 16: How to Keep Ants at Home
    • Acknowledgments
    • Glossary
    • Additional Resources
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