Essential Entomology: An Order-by-Order Introduction / Edition 1

Essential Entomology: An Order-by-Order Introduction / Edition 1

by George C. McGavin, Richard Lewington
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198500025

ISBN-13: 9780198500025

Pub. Date: 06/21/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

An up-to-date order-by-order introduction and reference handbook for students of biological sciences in general and entomology in particular. Covers all the important groups on a worldwide basis and explains what makes insects successful. The book is in three sections: first is a straightforward introduction to insect biology; followed by a section on field

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An up-to-date order-by-order introduction and reference handbook for students of biological sciences in general and entomology in particular. Covers all the important groups on a worldwide basis and explains what makes insects successful. The book is in three sections: first is a straightforward introduction to insect biology; followed by a section on field work; lastly an order-by-order catalog of the insects giving essential facts and details of life-histories, highlighting what makes each order distinct. To make the material as accessible as possible, the information for each order is presented in a standard manner and is written in a straighforward style with as little technical language as possible. Essential terms are fully explained in context with marginal notes. A pictoral guide, specially commissioned by Richard Lewington, is included to aid in the identification of the orders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198500025
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/21/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
INTRODUCTION TO INSECT EVOLUTION AND BIOLOGY
The evolution of the arthropods
Five factors in a winning formula
Insect structure
KEY TO THE INSECT ORDERS
THE INSECT ORDERS
The primitively wingless insects
Archaeognatha
Thysanura
The winged insects
Ephemeroptera
Odonata
Neoptera
Plecoptera
Blattodea
Isoptera
Mantodea
Grylloblattodea
Dermaptera
Orthoptera
Phasmatodea
Embioptera
Zoraptera
Psocoptera
Phthiraptera
Hemiptera
Thysanoptera
Megaloptera
Raphidioptera
Neuroptera
Coleoptera
Strepsiptera
Mecoptera
Siphonaptera
Diptera
Tichoptera
Hymenoptera
FIELD WORK
Bibliography
Index

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