Bugs Rule! An Introduction to the World of Insects

ISBN-10: 0691124957
ISBN-13: 9780691124957
Edition: 2013
Authors: W. Cranshaw
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List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.938
Language: English

Bugs Rule! provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This richly illustrated textbook features more than 830 color photos, a concise overview of the basics of entomology, and numerous sidebars that highlight and explain key points. Detailed chapters cover each of the major insect groups, describing their physiology, behaviors, feeding habits, reproduction, human interactions, and more.Ideal for nonscience majors and anyone seeking to learn more about insects and their arthropod relatives, Bugs Rule! offers a one-of-a-kind gateway into the world of these amazing creatures.Places a greater emphasis on natural history than standard textbooks on the subjectCovers the biology and natural history of all the insect ordersProvides a thorough review of the noninsect arthropods, such as spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceansFeatures more than 830 color photosHighlights the importance of insects and other arthropods, including their impact on human societyAn online illustration package is available to professors

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Arthropods
What One Sees on the Outside-External Features of Insects
The Internal Organization
Growth and Metamorphosis
The Arachnids-Spiders, Scorpions, Mites, and Other Eight-Legged Wonders
The "Other" Arthropods
Oldies but Goodies
Insects Fly!
Jumpers and Strollers-Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Walkingsticks
Variety Is the Spice of Life-Some Minor, but Interesting, Insect Orders
Roach Cities and Assassin Cousins
Lousy Nitpickers
Life on an All-Fluid Diet
Insect Bruisers and Their Lacewinged Cousins
City Builders That Rule
Scale-Winged Beauties and Custom Homebuilders
"Gift" Bearers of Plague-or a Plump Insect Wedding Present
Marvels of the Air-Two-Winged Wonders
State Insects
Largest Arthropods
Summary of Features of the Hexapod Orders
Glossary
Index

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