New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2011. Octavo, fine copy in dustwrapper.
Insects are capable of incredibly complex behaviour, even with brains often the size of a poppy seed. How do they accomplish feats that look like human activity - personality, language, and childcare - with completely different pathways from our own? What is going on inside the mind of those ants that march like boot-camp graduates across your kitchen floor? How does the lead ant know exactly where to take his colony, to that one breadcrumb that your nightly sweep missed? Can insects be taught new skills as easily as a new puppy?
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