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Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity

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ISBN-10: 0195380673

ISBN-13: 9780195380675

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: James B. Whitfield, Alexander H. Purcell III

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The most comprehensive and most affordable insect biology textbook available. The third edition focuses more on biological principles, highlights the relevance of the subject to students' everyday lives, introduces the latest scientific research, and includes numerous new and/or thoroughly updated insect identification keys. James Whitfield, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, joins the author team, bringing a wealth of expertise on molecular analysis relating to development and systematics.In keeping with the changing nature of the entomology course, the text has been recrafted with both entomology majors as well as other interested undergraduates in mind. The revised text introduces key themes, such as evolution, applications to the real world, and new pedagogic tools, making the material even more relevant, interesting, and engaging.At the same time, the text maintains all its original strengths as an authoritative source for the latest discoveries from the lab by thoroughly updating key topics and illustrations. The revision's three-pronged approach- updating of core biological principles, adding new and updated identification keys, and making the material more accessible through pedagogical devices- truly makes Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity the most comprehensive and affordable entomology text available.
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Book details

List price: $189.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/10/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Insects as Organisms
Introduction
The Insect Body
The Integument
Continuity of the Generations: Development and Reproduction
Maintenance and Movement
Reception of Stimuli and Integration of Activities
Social Relationships
Insect Ecology and Relationships with Other Organisms
Diversity and Adaptations of Insects in Selected Habitats
Insects and Vascular Plants
Entomophagous Insects
Insects and Microbes
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Pest Management
Insects and Conservation
Insect Diversity
The Study of Classification
An Evolutionary Perspective of the Insects
Keys to the Orders of Hexapoda
The Noninsect Hexapoda: Protura, Collembola, and Diplura
The Apterygote Insects: Archaeognatha and Thysanura
Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselfhes)
Order Blattodea (Including Former Isoptera): Cockroaches and Termites
Order Mantodea (Mantids)
Order Grylloblattodea (Grylloblattids)
Order Mantophasmatodea (Heelwalkers or Gladiators)
Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)
Order Plecoptera (Stoneflies)
Order Embiidina (Embioptera, Webspinners, Embiids)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, etc.)
Order Phasmatodea (Stick Insects)
Order Zoraptera (ZorapterAns)
Order Psocoptera (Psocids, Bark Lice, and Book Lice)
Order Phthiraptera (Lice)
Order Hemiptera (Bugs, Leafhoppers, etc.)
Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Order Megaloptera (Alderflies and Dobsonflies)
Order Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)
Order Neuroptera (Lacewings, Ant Lions, etc.)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Order Strepsiptera (Twisted Wing Parasites)
Order Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, Ants, etc.)
Order Mecoptera (Scorpion Flies)
Order Diptera (Flies)
Order Siphonaptera (Fleas)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Collecting and Preservation
Glossary
References
Taxonomic Index
Subject Index