Insects An Outline of Entomology

ISBN-10: 0412493608
ISBN-13: 9780412493607
Edition: 1994
Authors: P. J. Gullan
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

This text book starts with general entomological issues, surveying the significance of insects, their internal and external structure and how they reproduce, develop and sense their environment. Key features in the success of insects are explored in a phylogenetic interpretation of their evolution. Major themes in insect biology follow: the ecology of ground-dwelling, aquatic and plant-feeding insects, and their social, predatory, parasitic and defensive behaviour. Special consideration is given to insects in medical, veterinary and agricultural science, and to pest management.

Preface
Acknowledgements
The importance and diversity of insects
External anatomy
Internal anatomy and physiology
Sensory systems and behaviour
Reproduction
Insect development and life histories
Insect systematics - phylogeny and evolution
Insects of soil, litter, carrion and dung
Aquatic insects
Insects and plants
Insect societies
Insect predation and parasitism
Insect defence
Medical and veterinary entomology
Pest management
Glossary
References
Index

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