The Hot-Blooded Insects: Strategies and Mechanisms of Thermoregulation / Edition 1

The Hot-Blooded Insects: Strategies and Mechanisms of Thermoregulation / Edition 1

by Bernd Heinrich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674408381

ISBN-13: 9780674408388

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Harvard University Press

"From one man's persistent and elegant probing of the temperature biology of bees, we have been led to a deeper understanding of the whole biology of many insect taxa, and of their interactions with ecological and environmental stresses: all who work at the interfaces of physiology, ecology and behaviour have cause to be grateful, and all should certainly read

Overview

"From one man's persistent and elegant probing of the temperature biology of bees, we have been led to a deeper understanding of the whole biology of many insect taxa, and of their interactions with ecological and environmental stresses: all who work at the interfaces of physiology, ecology and behaviour have cause to be grateful, and all should certainly read this book." (Trends in Ecology & Evolution) "An outstanding source of information, and can be read with profit and satisfaction by the professional biologist and interested amateur alike." (Nature)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674408388
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.61(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue.- 1 Night-Flying Moths.- 2 Butterflies and Wings.- 3 Dragonflies Now and Then.- 4 Grasshoppers and Other Orthoptera.- 5 Beetles Large and Small.- 6 Bumblebees Out in the Cold.- 7 Tropical Bees.- 8 Hot-Headed Honeybees.- 9 The Tolerance of Ants.- 10 Wasps and the Heat of Battle.- 11 Flies of All Kinds.- 12 Sweating Cicadas.- 13 Warm Caterpillars and Hot Maggots.- 14 Fever.- 15 Cold Jumpers.- 16 Social Thermoregulation.- Summary.- References.- Acknowledgments.- Index of Authors Cited.- General Index.

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