Encyclopedia of Insects / Edition 1

Encyclopedia of Insects / Edition 1

by Vincent H. Resh
     
 

This volume provides for the first time a complete summary of the present state of knowledge about insects. It includes not only a comprehensive treatment of insect biology, but also detailed descriptions of the ways in which insects interact with their environment and with other organisms, in areas such as ecology, agriculture, public health, human folklore and

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This volume provides for the first time a complete summary of the present state of knowledge about insects. It includes not only a comprehensive treatment of insect biology, but also detailed descriptions of the ways in which insects interact with their environment and with other organisms, in areas such as ecology, agriculture, public health, human folklore and culture, and even the cinematic view of insect behavior.

PRAISE FOR THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INSECTS
"This comprehensive work is a definitive account of the most diverse, arguably the most dominant in the terrestrial environment, and still among the least appreciated and understood group of animals, and one upon which our lives depend."
-Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

"A fascinating and most unusual book. Over two hundred experts discuss essentially all aspects of insect life. And it's readable!"
-Charles H. Townes, University of California, Berkeley; Nobel Laureate in Physics and insect collector

"The Encyclopedia does a remarkable job of combining basic information about taxonomy and systematics, evolution, population biology, and ecology with an engaging sense of the sheer wonder of insect diversity."
-Lord Robert May, University of Oxford; President, The Royal Society

"This book should be on the shelf of every biologist and naturalist. It is a gold mine of fascinating information, and an invaluable reference for the professional."
-Paul R. Ehrlich, President, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University

"More than 250 individual articles are clearly and concisely written, up-to-date, and with enough information to fulfill expectations but not swamp a reader with unnecessary detail. This book is a must for all biological libraries and individual biologists as well."
-Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden

"The editors have recruited an impressive team of international experts. The resulting authoritative treatments of a wide diversity of topics make this an invaluable work of reference."
-Sir Richard Southwood, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, University of Oxford

"An unparalleled assembly of expert science about the world's most diverse and successful creatures. The book strikes the right balance between information, credible research, and highly engaging illustrated essays."
-Michael J. Novacek, Vice President and Provost of Science, American Museum of Natural History

"There can be no better way to review the field than by way of this Encyclopedia."
-Charles D. Michener, Division of Entomology, University of Kansas

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780125869904
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/19/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1266
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 2.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Agricultural Entomology; Biotechnology and Insects; Circadian Rhythms; Defensive Behavior; Excretory System (Structure and Function); Feeding Behavior; Forensic Entomology; Genetic Engineering of Insects; Host Seeking, by Parasitoids; Insecticide and Acaricide Resistance; Japanese Beetle; Larvae, Pupae; Mechanoreception (Touch, Sensillar Structure);Neurosecretory Cells; Nomenclature and Classification, Pheromones; Scales and Setae; Tsetse Fly; and more

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