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Secret of the Plant-Killing Ants . . . and More!

Series: Animal Secrets Revealed!

By Ana María Rodríguez

Welcome to the world of astonishing ants! Journey with scientists as they use X-rays to "see" what happens inside these tiny insects when they breathe. Discover how ants smell one another's jobs using chemical "business cards." Travel to Panama, where British scientists spend hot and humid summers studying army ants. Find out how these carnivorous ants create high-speed trails to bring "fast food" to the colony!

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". . . the book is a useful starting point for research."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

". . . these titles contain serious, footnoted science. Children considering related careers will be well-served by these glimpses into the current work of animal scientists in the field."

School Library Journal, March 2009

". . . this fascinating title will be appreciated by all ages for the well-documented information it provides on various types of ants and their behaviors."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2008

"Reluctant readers may be drawn to the ‘bugs’ but they will be exposed to some math as well as science."

Southern Maine Library District, December 6, 2008

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