National Geographic Readers: Ants


Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 1426308809
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Ants are everywhere. They creep, they crawl, they climb, and they fall. But they get up and they keep on working. Ants come in all different shapes, different sizes, and different colors. And they do a lot of different jobs. These hard-working little creatures thrive wherever they go, making whatever adaptations necessary in their ever-changing world. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ants


Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426306091
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes different types of ants and their behavior.

The Life Cycle of an Ant


Author: Hadley Dyer,Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778706700
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, and development of ants, and explains how these social insects are threatened by habitat loss and the use of pesticides.

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


Author: Eleanor Spicer Rice,Alex Wild,Rob Dunn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022635170X
Category: Nature
Page: 80
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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.

Deadliest Animals


Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426307586
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Introduces some of the most dangerous animals on Earth, describing the physical characteristics and behavior that makes them deadly, including such creatures as saltwater crocodiles, poison dart frogs, box jellyfish, and scorpions.

Army Ant Parade


Author: April Pulley Sayre,Rick Chrustowski
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805063530
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Depicts an army of ants as it parades through the rain forest in search of a meal.

Those Amazing Ants


Author: Patricia Demuth
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ants
Page: 32
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Describes those fascinating insects, the ants, in simple words and pictures.

Creepy, Crawly Collection


Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.),National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426311974
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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A collection of four books that are each about their own creepy animal.

Adventures among Ants

A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions
Author: Mark W. Moffett
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520945417
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and provides fascinating details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors, yet at a different scale and a faster tempo. Moffett’s spectacular close-up photographs shrink us down to size, so that we can observe ants in familiar roles; warriors, builders, big-game hunters, and slave owners. We find them creating marketplaces and assembly lines and dealing with issues we think of as uniquely human—including hygiene, recycling, and warfare. Adventures among Ants introduces some of the world’s most awe-inspiring species and offers a startling new perspective on the limits of our own perception. • Ants are world-class road builders, handling traffic problems on thoroughfares that dwarf our highway systems in their complexity • Ants with the largest societies often deploy complicated military tactics • Some ants have evolved from hunter-gatherers into farmers, domesticating other insects and growing crops for food

Inside an Ant Colony


Author: Allan Fowler
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606340533
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 31
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Describes how these social insects live and work together in organized communities that are like bustling cities.

The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants

A Book about Ants
Author: Joanna Cole,Linda Beech,Bruce Degen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590400244
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Filming Keesha's pet ant for a science project fair, the students in Ms. Frizzle's class take a journey into the lives of ants during which they learn many fascinating facts about the ant community. Original.

Busy Ants


Author: Kristin L. Nelson
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822537755
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Introduces the behavior, life cycle, and physical characteristics of ants and describes how ant colonies work.

Dolphins


Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426306532
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 31
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Describes the different types of dolphins, where they live, what they eat, etc.

Time For Kids: Ants!


Author: Brenda Iasevoli
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060576413
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes how ants work together to find food and build colonies.

National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies


Author: Laura Marsh
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 1426310722
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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The monarch butterfly, one of the most seemingly delicate of all of nature’s animals, proves to be one of the toughest in this reader. Making the yearly trip from the Northern United States and Canada to the Oyamel forest of Mexico is no easy task, and it takes five generations of butterflies in order to do so. Battling cold temperatures and the threat of starvation, these beautiful insects complete an almost 3,000 mile journey over the course of two months, only to have to turn and around and head back home. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Life and Times of the Ant


Author: Charles Micucci
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547349645
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Not mighty in size, but mighty in resourcefulness and industry, the ant has crawled the earth since prehistoric times. It has dwelt in rainforest tree trunks and acorns of oak trees, beneath logs, and under sidewalks. It has protected forests by capturing insects, cleared weeds away from acacia trees, and by growing gardens has released important nutrients into the soil. Seed lifters, dirt diggers, social beings, ants have the most advanced brain of all insects! So watch where you step, especially on a warm day: a small but mighty ant may be underfoot.

Ultimate Bugopedia

The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever
Author: Darlyne Murawski,Nancy Honovich
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426313764
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 271
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An introduction to the hidden worlds of popular insects profiles their habits, habitats, and diets while providing thematic spreads that share additional historical and geographical fun facts.

Are You an Ant?


Author: Judy Allen
Publisher: Kingfisher
ISBN: 9780753458037
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Backyard Books: Are You an Ant? by Judy Allen with illustrations by Tudor Humphries will give children who love to track ants an inside look at the everyday life of this fascinating insect, as they explore the similarities and differences to themselves.

Thinking About Ants


Author: Barbara Brenner
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613286725
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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For use in schools and libraries only. Asks the reader to imagine what it would be like to be an ant, describing what ants look like, what they eat, where and how they live, and more.

Never Talk to Strangers


Author: Irma Joyce
Publisher: Golden Books
ISBN: 0375849645
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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Discusses different situations to help make important distinctions between people who are "safe" and people to avoid.