Ant

Ant Ants are legion at present there are species of ant known they live everywhere in the world except the polar icecaps and the combined weight of the ant population has been estimated to make up

  • Title: Ant
  • Author: Charlotte Sleigh
  • ISBN: 9781861891907
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ants are legion at present there are 11,006 species of ant known they live everywhere in the world except the polar icecaps and the combined weight of the ant population has been estimated to make up half the mass of all insects alive today.When we encounter them outdoors, ants fascinate us discovered in our kitchen cupboards, they elicit horror and disgust CharlotteAnts are legion at present there are 11,006 species of ant known they live everywhere in the world except the polar icecaps and the combined weight of the ant population has been estimated to make up half the mass of all insects alive today.When we encounter them outdoors, ants fascinate us discovered in our kitchen cupboards, they elicit horror and disgust Charlotte Sleigh s Ant elucidates the cultural reasons behind our varied reactions to these extraordinary insects, and considers the variety of responses that humans have expressed at different times and in different places to their intricate, miniature societies Ants have figured as fantasy miniature armies, as models of good behavior, as infiltrating communists and as creatures on the borderline between the realms of the organic and the machine in 1977 British Telecom hired ant experts to help solve problems with their massive information network.This is the first book to examine ants in these and many other such guises, and in so doing opens up broader issues about the history of science and humans relations with the natural world It will be of interest to anyone who likes natural history or cultural studies, or who has ever rushed out and bought a can of Raid Charlotte Sleigh s stylish, engaging and informative study deserves to win new members for the ant fan club Jonathan Bate, The Times

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    1. I have mild interest in insects, their world intrigues me and Ants in particular are more mysterious and I like to read more about themHowever, this is not exactly a scientific book. It is an overview of Ants world in history, culture, literature and psychology. So, I was kind of disappointed it wasn't science-oriented. But it's still a good read for a person who's looking for an understanding of Ants in said fields of humanity.This book has 6 chapters: Ants as minions, Ants as Models, The Enemy [...]

    2. كتاب يبحث تأثير النمل في ثقافة البشر وكيف صوروه في قصصهم وأفلامهم وأمثالهم

    3. This is another case of me not reading the cover blurb properly and buying a book that was not what I expected. I thought I was buying a book about ants, but what this actually is is a book about human attitudes towards ants throughout history.So, on its own terms, this is a very interesting and thought-provoking book. It examines how our attitudes towards ants have changed over time, from being exemplars of hard work, duty, faithfulness and self-sacrifice for the greater good of the community, [...]

    4. الكتاب جميل، لكنه يختلف عن بقية كتب السلسلة التي قرأتها لغاية الانفالكتاب يكتفي بعرض لمحة سريعة عنالتاريخ الطبيعي للنمل في الفصل الأول دون التركيز عليه، كما أنه لا يتناول تاريخ النمل وموقعه في وجدان وثقافات وفنون الشعوب، أو الحفريات الأثرية المتعلقة به، وإنما يركز على الج [...]

    5. When I find myself in the company of ants, I am ashamed to admit that I often meet their waggling antennae with screams and squishing. Yet I still am fascinated by the little buggers.Reaktion Books' Ant unveils the insect as creature, home invader, cultural entity, religious role model and steadfast example of work ethic. It's a fun read (complete with great historical ant images) despite the moments of creepy crawlies.

    6. يقول أحد الفلاسفة الفرنسيين أننا لا نشعر نحو النمل بالمقت الذي يتملكنا غالبا اتجاه الحشرات الأخرى.يقول الكاتب " بغض النظر هل يسير الله هذه الدمى المتحركة أم لا ، لن يتمكن صانع بشري مهما بلغة درجة حذقه ومهارته من تقليدها"يظهر النمل المحفوظ في الكهرمان قبل مدة تتراوح بين ٢٥-٤٠ [...]

    7. لما قررت اقراه كنت اعتقد انه هيتكلم عن النمل حياته وطباعه الخ مع القرايه اكتشفت انه كتاب بيتكلم على النمل فى اﻻساطير والقصص وازاى مجتمع النمل اثر عاﻵنسان لدرجه جعلته يستعين به في كتير من اساطيرة كنوع من الشعور باهمية النمل .

    8. احب النمل واحب مراقبته واستمتعت بقرائه هذا الكتاب كثيربالرغم من وجود بعض الاجزاء الممله قليلا وعدم اشباعه لنهمي المعرفي اتجاه النمل.

    9. ~~~✪✪✪~~~ ما يعيب على الكتاب هو كثرة الدخول في التفاصيل الغير الهامة ولكن على العموم الكتب ملئ بالمعلومات والصور التوضيحة، وكذلك الهوامش مذكورة في نهاية الكتاب لتفادي تشويش القارئ ~~~✪✪✪~~~

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