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Smaller Orders of Insects of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador : Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity.

Author: Stuart B Peck
Publisher: Ottawa : NRC Research Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The Galápagos Islands of Ecuador are world famous for their unique plants and animals, and the hints these gave to Charles Darwin in forming his ideas on evolution. They are the world's least altered set of tropical oceanic islands. The oldest have been available for colonization by land plants and animals for about 3-4 million years.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart B Peck
ISBN: 9780660189925 0660189925
OCLC Number: 437146050
Description: 1 online resource (291 pages)
Contents: Cover page; Cover plate --
Gryllus darwini; Title page; Copyright and Publishing page; Contents; Prologue; Abstract; Résumé; Summary; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Information sources about Galápagos Insects; Chapter 3. Processes: origin and arrival of the insect fauna; Chapter 4. Processes: evolution of the insect fauna; Chapter 5. Patterns: distributional and ecological determinants of composition or structure of an insect fauna; Chapter 6. Order Collembola: Springtails; Chapter 7. Order Diplura: Bristletails; Chapter 8. Orders Archeognatha and Thysanura. Chapter 9. Order OdonataChapter 10. Order Orthoptera; Chapter 11. Order Mantodea; Chapter 12. Order Blattodea; Chapter 13. Order Isoptera; Chapter 14. Order Dermaptera; Chapter 15. Order Embioptera; Chapter 16. Order Zoraptera; Chapter 17. Order Psocoptera; Chapter 18. Order Thysanoptera; Chapter 19. Order Homoptera; Chapter 20. Order Hemiptera (Heteroptera); Chapter 21. Order Neuroptera; Chapter 22. Order Strepsiptera; Chapter 2.

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The Galápagos Islands of Ecuador are world famous for their unique plants and animals, and the hints these gave to Charles Darwin in forming his ideas on evolution. They are the world's least altered set of tropical oceanic islands. The oldest have been available for colonization by land plants and animals for about 3-4 million years.

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