The Biology of Millipedes

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Overview

Millipedes are commonly found in the leaf litter fauna of most terrestrial environments where they play an essential ecological role. The Biology of Millipedes is the first single-volume review of this important group and covers their evolution, ecology, behavior, and physiology. The book is essential reading for terrestrial ecologists, zoologists, and students taking courses in invertebrate biology. Introductory chapters consider millipede taxonomy and phylogeny, basic anatomy, locomotion, and ecomorphology. Later chapters review feeding and digestion, metabolism, nerves, and neurosecretion, together with all aspects of millipede development. In the final chapters, special attention is paid to defenses against predators, the importance of millipedes in decomposition processes, and their role as pests. The authors provide an extremely comprehensive bibliography of research papers and other literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198576990
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Reading

the Corporation of London at Burnham Beeches

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Table of Contents

1 General introduction 1
2 Taxonomy, evolution, and zoogeography 8
3 Basic anatomy, locomotion, and ecomorphology 24
4 Feeding and digestion 43
5 Metabolism, excretion, and water balance 61
6 Nervous, sensory, and neurosecretory systems 86
7 Gametogenesis and fertilization 104
8 Development, moulting, and life histories 118
9 Predators, parasites, and defence 141
10 Ecology 158
Concluding remarks 183
References 184
Subject index 223
Systematic index 227
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2002

    good book

    This is the best book ever read! When I was done Iread it again just to make sure it was perfect. I love millipedes and I am reading it for a 3rd time.

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