Encyclopedia of Insects / Edition 2

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Overview

Awarded Best Reference by the New York Public Library (2004), Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE (2003), and AAP/PSP 2003 Best Single Volume Reference/Sciences by Association of American Publishers' Professional Scholarly Publishing Division, the first edition of Encyclopedia of Insects was acclaimed as the most comprehensive work devoted to insects. Covering all aspects of insect anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease, as well as issues of exploitation, conservation, and management, this book sets the standard in entomology.

The second edition of this reference will continue the tradition by providing the most comprehensive, useful, and up-to-date resource for professionals. Expanded sections in forensic entomology, biotechnology and Drosphila, reflect the full update of over 300 topics. Articles contributed by over 260 high profile and internationally recognized entomologists provide definitive facts regarding all insects from ants, beetles, and butterflies to yellow jackets, zoraptera, and zygentoma.

• 66% NEW and revised content by over 200 international experts
• New chapters on Bedbugs, Ekbom Syndrome, Human History, Genomics, Vinegaroons
• Expanded sections on insect-human interactions, genomics, biotechnology, and ecology
• Each of the 273 articles updated to reflect the advances which have taken place in entomology research since the previous edition
• Features 1,000 full-color photographs, figures and tables
• A full glossary, 1,700 cross-references, 3,000 bibliographic entries, and online access save research time
• Updated with online access

Audience: Entomologists and pest management officers in agrobusiness or government positions.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
Library Journal
This incredible book will take you anywhere you wish in the fascinating world of insects. Its 271 articles, each written by a recognized specialist, cover the entire spectrum of entomology (the study of insects). The articles, though arranged alphabetically, represent 12 general subject areas, including anatomy, physiology, behavior, evolution, major insect groups, and human interactions. The articles themselves cover such diverse topics as acoustic behavior, Africanized bees, biodiversity, gypsy moths, walking sticks, wings, and yellow fever. Each article ends with a short list of related articles, thus leading the reader along an often branching path further into the intricacies of entomology. The information-packed text is clearly and concisely written and well illustrated with both line drawings and color photographs. A glossary that defines 750 specialized terms and an index comprising 7000 entries complete this gargantuan tome, which weighs 7 lbs., 9 oz. Though not scholarly, this book would be of interest to professionals who need to check quickly on a specialty that is not theirs. It is appropriate for academic libraries and would be especially useful in public libraries, giving lay readers information on any aspect of entomology all in one book.-Annette Aiello, Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst., Panama Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123741448
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 6/17/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1024
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

285 subjects from 265 contributors

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