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The insects : an outline of entomology

Author: P J Gullan; P S Cranston
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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This edition opens with a chapter concerning the popular side of insect studies, including insects in citizen science, zoos and butterfly houses, and insects as food for humans and animals. Subsequent chapters cover key features of insect structure, function, behavior, ecology and classification, integrated with appropriate molecular studies. Much of the book is organized around major biological themes: living on  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gullan, P.J.
Insects.
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014
(DLC) 2014016591
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P J Gullan; P S Cranston
ISBN: 9781118846155 111884615X
OCLC Number: 878224791
Description: xxiv, 595 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The importance, diversity and conservation of insects --
2. External anatomy --
3. Internal anatomy and physiology --
4. Sensory systems and behaviour --
5. Reproduction --
6. Insect development and life histories --
7. Insect systematics: phylogeny and classification --
8. Insect evolution and biogeography --
9. Ground-Dwelling Insects --
10. Aquatic insects --
11. Insects and plants --
12. Insect societies --
13. Insect predation and parasitism --
14. Insect defence --
15. Medical and veterinary entomology --
16. Pest management --
17. Insects in a changing world --
18. Methods in entomology: collecting, preservation, curation and identification --
Taxoboxes.
Responsibility: P.J. Gullan and P.S. Cranston, Research School of Biology, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia & Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California, Davis, USA ; with illustrations by Karina H. McInnes.

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Insects represent over half of the planet's biological diversity. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to this extraordinary diversity, and places entomology central to the theory and  Read more...

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