Insects: An Outline of Entomology

Insects: An Outline of Entomology

by P. J. Gullan, P. S. Cranston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0412493608

ISBN-13: 9780412493607

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Chapman & Hall

"This established, popular textbook provides a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to the insects, the animals that represent over half of the planet's biological diversity. In this new fourth edition, the authors introduce the key features of insect structure, function, behavior, ecology, and classification, placed within the latest ideas on insect

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"This established, popular textbook provides a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to the insects, the animals that represent over half of the planet's biological diversity. In this new fourth edition, the authors introduce the key features of insect structure, function, behavior, ecology, and classification, placed within the latest ideas on insect evolution." Much of the book is organized around major biological themes: living on the ground, in water, on plants, in colonies, and as predators, parasites/parasitoids, and prey. A strong evolutionary theme is maintained throughout. The ever-growing economic importance of inserts is emphasized in new boxes on insect pests, and in chapters on medical and veterinary entomology, and pest management. Updated 'Taxoboxes' provide concise information on all aspects of each of the 28 major groupings (orders) of insects, plus the three orders of non-insect hexapods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412493607
Publisher:
Chapman & Hall
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.55(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.33(d)

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Table of Contents

List of boxes

1 The Importance, Diversity, and Conservation of Insects 1

2 External Anatomy 23

3 Internal Anatomy and Physiology 53

4 Sensory Systems and Behavior 91

5 Reproduction 121

6 Insect Development and Life Histories 151

7 Insect Systematics: Phylogeny and Classification 189

8 Insect Biogeography and Evolution 223

9 Ground-Dwelling Insects 241

10 Aquatic Insects 257

11 Insects and Plants 277

12 Insect Societies 307

13 Insect Predation and Parasitism 339

14 Insect Defense 365

16 Pest Management 407

17 Methods in Entomology: Collecting, Preservation, Curation, and Identification 443

Taxoboxes 461

Glossary 499

References 527

Index 535

Appendix A reference guide to orders 559

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