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The Insects: Structure and Function / Edition 5

by R. F. Chapman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052111389X

ISBN-13: 9780521113892

Pub. Date: 11/30/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Unlike other texts, The Insects does not dwell on classification, but takes an in-depth look at insect form and function and provides all biologists with a basic understanding of how insects work. This is a completely rewritten and long-awaited update of a well established text and respected reference work for students and researchers in zoology, entomology and

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Unlike other texts, The Insects does not dwell on classification, but takes an in-depth look at insect form and function and provides all biologists with a basic understanding of how insects work. This is a completely rewritten and long-awaited update of a well established text and respected reference work for students and researchers in zoology, entomology and physiology. Improved illustrations have been augmented with electron micrographs, and expanded reference sections will make it a valuable addition to all biologist's bookshelves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521113892
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
968
Sales rank:
795,119
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part A. The Head, Ingestion, Utilization and Distribuiton of Food: 1. Head; 2. Mouthparts and feeding; 3. Alimentary canal, digestion and absorption; 4. Nutrition; 5. Circulatory system, blood and immune system; 6. Fat body; Part B. The Thorax, Muscles and Locomotion: 7. Thorax; 8. Legs and locomotion; 9. Wings and flight; 10. Muscles; Part C. The Abdomen, Reproductive System and Development: 11. Abdomen; 12. Reproductive system: male; 13. Reproductive system: female; 14. The egg and embryology; 15. Postembryonic development; Part D. The Integument, Gas Exchange and Homeostasis: 16. Integument; 17. Gaseous exchange; 18. Excretion and salt and water regulation; 19. Thermal relations; Part E. Communication: I. Physiological Co-ordination within the Insects: 20. Nervous system; 21. Endocrine System; II. Perception of the Environment: 22. Visual system; 23. Mechanoreception; 24. Chemoreception; III. Communication with other Organisms: 25. Color and light production; 26. Mechanical communication: sound production; 27. Chemical communication: pheromones and chemicals with interspecific significance; Species index; Subject index.

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