Forel, Auguste: Le monde social des fourmis du globe comparé à celui de l’homme. Forel, Auguste: Le monde social des fourmis du globe comparé à celui de l’homme. Forel, Auguste: Le monde social des fourmis du globe comparé à celui de l’homme.
Forel, Auguste
Le monde social des fourmis du globe comparé à celui de l’homme.
Genève, Kundig, 1921-1923, 5 volumes, 1. Genèse, formes, anatomie, classification, géographie, fossiles, pp. [iv*], xiv, 192, 30 text-illustrations, 1 plain plate and 2 colour-plates; 2. Sensations, physiologie, fourmis et plantes, hotes, parasites, nids, pp. [iii*], iii, 184, 83 text-illustrations, 3 plain plates and 1 colour-plate; 3. Appareils d’observation. Fondations des fourmilières. Moeurs à l’intérieur des nids. Bétail, jardins, fourmis parasites. Appendice: La guerre des fourmis et des termites, la genèse des instincts expliquée par cette guerre (by Edouard Bugnion), pp. vii, 227, 28 text-illustrations, 8 plain plates and 2 colour-plates; 4. Alliances et guerres. Parabiose, lestobiose, esclavagisme, pp. vii, 172, 11 text-illustrations, 3 plain plates and 1 colour-plate; 5. Moeurs spécialisées. Epilogue, les fourmis. Les termites et l’homme, pp. vi, 174, frontispiece-portrait, 30 text-illustrations and 2 colour-plates (all colour-plates with captions on flimsies), 8vo, illustrated stiff wrappers bound with, decorated boards with gilt-lettered morocco labels on spines. Finely bound set.
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First edition of the most important work of Auguste Forel (1848-1931), Swiss neuroanatomist, psychiatrist, and entomologist known for his investigations of brain structure and professor of psychiatry at the University of Zürich. Interested in ants from childhood, he became engrossed in the psychology of ants and contributed greatly to the study of their social instincts, leading to this work. He was the first to describe the phenomena of parabiosis and lestobiosis in ants.