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Insects Structure and Function

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ISBN-10: 0521578906

ISBN-13: 9780521578905

Edition: 4th 1998 (Revised)

Authors: R. F. Chapman

List price: $113.00
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Description:

Showing how insects function as animals, this work brings together basic anatomy and physiology and relates this to behaviour. It emphasizes the roles of different functional systems in the context of the whole organism.
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 788
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Preface
The Head, Ingestion, Utilization and Distribuiton of Food
Head
Mouthparts and feeding
Alimentary canal, digestion and absorption
Nutrition
Circulatory system, blood and immune system
Fat body
The Thorax, Muscles and Locomotion
Thorax
Legs and locomotion
Wings and flight
Muscles
The Abdomen, Reproductive System and Development
Abdomen
Reproductive system: male
Reproductive system: female
The egg and embryology
Postembryonic development
The Integument, Gas Exchange and Homeostasis
Integument
Gaseous exchange
Excretion and salt and water regulation
Thermal relations
Communication
Physiological Co-ordination within the Insects
Nervous system
Endocrine System
Perception of the Environment
Visual system
Mechanoreception
Chemoreception
Communication with other Organisms
Color and light production
Mechanical communication: sound production
Chemical communication: pheromones and chemicals with interspecific significance
Species index
Subject index