The Insects : An Outline of Entomology / Edition 2

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This established textbook continues to provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to insects, a group of animals that represent over half of the planet's biological diversity.

  • Long awaited second edition of an established and widely adopted text.
  • Lots of courses in this important topic.
  • "Students wanting a single book to give them the whole picture need look no further" from a review in Nature.
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Initial chapters are on insects themselves, on insect importance and diversity, external anatomy, internal anatomy and physiology, sensory systems and behavior, reproduction, development, life history, and phylogeny and evolution. The next chapters are on insects' relationship to the outside world, to ground, water, and plants, and to those of their own group, and to other kinds of insects in terms of predation, parasitism, and defense. Final chapters relate insects to human control and study: medical and veterinary entomology, pest management, and methods of collecting. A glossary is included and most illustrations are b&w drawings. Both authors are associated with the Australian National University at Canberra. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632053438
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Penny Gullan is Reader at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Peter Cranston is Senior Principle Research Scientist with CSIRO Entomology and Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University. From early 2000, the address of both authors will be the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, USA.

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Table of Contents

List of colour plates
Preface to the second edition
Preface and acknowledgements for first edition
1 The importance and diversity of insects 1
2 External anatomy 15
3 Internal anatomy and physiology 45
4 Sensory systems and behaviour 83
5 Reproduction 111
6 Insect development and life histories 139
7 Insect systematics: phylogeny and evolution 175
8 Ground-dwelling insects 195
9 Aquatic insects 215
10 Insects and plants 239
11 Insect societies 277
12 Insect predation and parasitism 307
13 Insect defence 333
14 Medical and veterinary entomology 353
15 Pest management 373
16 Methods in entomology: collecting, preservation, curation and identification 405
Glossary of entomological and selected technical terms 423
References 443
Index 451
App A reference guide to orders
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