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Title:
Self-organization in biological systems
Author:
Camazine, Scott.
Publication Information:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
viii, 538 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
What is self-organization? -- How self-organization works -- Characteristics of self-organizing systems -- Alternatives to self-organization -- Why self-organization? -- Investigation of self-organization -- Misconceptions about self-organization -- Pattern formation in slime molds and bacteria -- Feeding aggregations of bark beetles -- Synchronized flashing among fireflies -- Fish schooling -- Nectar source selection by honey bees -- Trail formation in ants -- The swarm raids of army ants -- Colony thermoregulation in honey bees -- Comb patterns in honey bee colonies -- Wall building by ants -- Termite mound building -- Construction algorithms in wasps -- Dominance hierarchies in paper wasps -- Lessons, speculations, and the future of self-organization.
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ISBN:
9780691012117
Format :
Book

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