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Evolution of the insects

Author: David A Grimaldi; Michael S Engel
Publisher: Cambridge [U.K.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book chronicles, for the first time, the complete evolutionary history of insects: their living diversity, relationships, and 400 million years of fossils. Whereas other volumes have focused on either living species or fossils, this is the first comprehensive synthesis of all aspects of insect evolution. Current estimates of phylogeny are used to interpret the 400-million-year fossil record of insects, their  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Grimaldi; Michael S Engel
ISBN: 0521821495 9780521821490
OCLC Number: 56057971
Description: xv, 755 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Diversity and evolution --
Fossil insects --
Arthropods and the origin of insects --
The insects --
Earliest insects --
Insects take to the skies --
Polyneoptera --
The Paraneopteran orders --
The Holometabola --
Coleoptera and Strepsiptera --
Hymenoptera : ants, bees, and other wasps --
Antliophora : scorpionflies, fleas, and true flies --
Amphiesmenoptera : the caddisflies and Lepidoptera --
Insects become modern : the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods.
Responsibility: David Grimaldi, Michael S. Engel.
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