From Publishers Weekly
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Deborah's starts with the idea Ant colonies have no one in charge, instead a collection of events lead to a coordinated system, that meets the colony's needs (vii). Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by David Martin
The book is very interesting, and it will surprise no one who is involved in science that Dr. Gordon specializes in one species of ant, not the elusive 'ants in general'. Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by George Eager
A fascinating book! Dr. Gordon has studied complex organizational systems through her research on Harvester Ants in the Arizona desert over the past 20 years. Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by Dan Burleigh
This book I found in a used book store, under a table, in San Luis Obispo, CA. Somehow, it jumped out at me (like all good books do -- they seem to choose their own readers). Read morePublished on May 28, 2007 by Robert
Yes, sometimes ants work hard. They ALWAYS look like they work hard - until you look real closely - and maybe put up a few roadblocks. Read morePublished on June 29, 2005 by The Spinozanator
A book that reads like a thesis is never any fun. Ants at Work takes an interesting premise(Ant colonies are not run with any central organization but on a series of interactions... Read morePublished on March 31, 2001 by J. Carroll
The subject matter is fascinating, but I found this (rather slim) book very dry and dull. As another reviewer noted, it's not really a book about ants or ant society in general;... Read morePublished on February 13, 2001 by chris
Ants seems like a mundane boring topic, but it is really quite fascinating the way their societies are structured and how they interract. Read morePublished on July 18, 2000 by owookiee
Does anarchy work?
After reading this fascinating book, you may be tempted to answer "Yes." Granted, Gordon doesn't even tiptoe near such topics. Read more