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The biology of centipedes

Author: J G E Lewis
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive account of centipede biology providing a critical review of the work covering anatomy, behaviour, reproduction and life history, predators and parasites, physiology, ecology  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J G E Lewis
ISBN: 0521034116 9780521034111
OCLC Number: 818848602
Description: [vii], 476 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. External morphology and functional anatomy; 3. The integument, moulting and regeneration; 4. The musculature and endoskeleton; 5. The nervous system and sense organs; 6. Sensory responses and related behaviour; 7. Endocrinology; 8. The alimentary canal; 9. The poison glands; 10. Feeding and digestion; 11. The respiratory system; 12. The circulatory system; 13. Pigments; 14. Connective tissue and fat body; 15. Head glands; 16. The Malpighian tubules and nephridia; 17. The reproductive system and reproduction; 18. Post-embryonic development and life history; 19. Epidermal glands and their function, defence and predators; 20. Parasites; 21. Physiology and ecology; 22. Taxonomy; 23. Relationships of the chilopod orders; 24. The classification of the Chilopoda; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: by J.G.E. Lewis.
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