The Life and Times of the Ant

The Life and Times of the Ant

by Charles Micucci

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Overview

Not mighty in size, but mighty in resourcefulness and industry, the ant has crawled the earth since prehistoric times. It has dwelt in rain-forest tree trunks and in acorns of oak trees, beneath logs and under sidewalks. It has protected forests by capturing insects, has 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618005598
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/24/2003
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: NC950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Charles Micucci’s other books with Houghton Mifflin include The Life and Times of the Honeybee and The Life and Times of the Peanut. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Masters of the Earth4
Friends in Low Places6
The Ant Family8
Inside an Anthill10
House Plants12
The Ant's Body14
A Life of Work16
Show Me the Way18
Grass Root Highways20
An Ant Calendar22
Kinds of Ants24
Recycling the Rain Forest26
A Dangerous World28
Tunneling Through Time30

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Life and Times of the Ant 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
rosesaurora on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love that much of the information in this book is squeezed into the illustrations--it makes the book much more interactive and fun! I feel like even I learned so much about ant life just from this small book. It contains everything from different species of ants to the different jobs they carry out and even what they do during depending on what month it is.