The Science of Entomology / Edition 4

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Identification problems? Hand your students the "keys" to success with Romoser and Stoffolano's new text! This comprehensive,general entomology text now includes keys to aid in the identification of insect families. Designed for science majors,The Science of Entomology is perfect for your general or introductory entomology courses.
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A revised and updated text (2nd ed., 1981) that provides a broad introduction to entomology for a one-quarter or one-semester course. Following an introductory discussion of the literature of entomology, the remainder of the volume is divided into four parts: structure and function, insects and their environment, unity and diversity, and applied entomology. This edition adds two new chapters, on insects and plants, and on integrated pest management in agro-ecosystems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780697228482
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 624

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
Part 1·Structure and Function
2 The Integumentary System
3 The Nervous, Glandular, and Muscular Systems
4 Alimentary, Circulatory, Ventilatory, and Excretory Systems
5 Reproduction and Development
6 Sensory Mechanisms: Light and Sound Production
7 Locomotion
8 Behavior
Part 2·Insects and their Environment
9 Insect Populations and the Physical-Chemical and Biotic Environment
10 Insects and Plants
Part 3·Unity and Diversity
11 Insect Classification and Evolution
12 Survey of Class Insecta I: Apterygota and Exopterygota
13 Survey of Class Insecta II: Endopterygota
Part 4·Applied Entomology
14 Beneficial and Harmful Insects
15 Conservation and Biodiversity of Insects
16 Insect Control Arsenal
17 Integrated Pest Management in Agroecosystems
Part 5·The Modern Interface
18 Molecular Entomology
Appendix: Keys to Major Insect Orders and Families
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