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The insects : structure and function

Author: R F Chapman
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2011, ©1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Extensively rewritten and long-awaited update of the standard text on insect structure and function.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R F Chapman
ISBN: 0521570484 9780521570480 0521578906 9780521578905
OCLC Number: 815732295
Notes: Originally published 1969, second edition 1971, reprinted 1972, 74,75,78,80, third edition 1982, reprinted 1983, 85,88,1991, fourth edition 1998, 7th printing 2011.
Description: xvii, 770 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. The head, ingestion, utilization and distribution 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 --
pt. II. The thorax and locomotion --
7. Thorax --
8. Legs and locomotion --
9. Wings and flight --
10. Muscles --
pt. III. The abdomen, reproduction and development --
11. Abdomen --
12. Reproductive system : male --
13. Reproductive system : female --
14. The egg and embryology --
15. Postembryonic development --
pt. IV. The integument, gas exchange and homeostasis --
16. Integument --
17. Gaseous exchange --
18. Excretion and salt and water regulation --
19. Thermal relations --
pt. V. Communication --
20. Nervous system --
21. Endocrine system --
22. Vision --
23. Mechanoreception --
24. Chemoreception --
25. Visual signals : color and light production --
26. Mechanical communication : producing sound and substrate vibration --
27. Chemical communication : pheromones and chemicals with interspecific significance.
Responsibility: R.F. Chapman.

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