The Insects: An Outline of Entomology

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John Wiley & Sons, 13 lip 2010 - 584
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This established, popular textbook provides a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to the insects, the animals that represent over half of the planet's biological diversity. In this new fourth edition, the authors introduce the key features of insect structure, function, behavior, ecology and classification, placed within the latest ideas on insect evolution. Much of the book is organised around major biological themes - living on the ground, in water, on plants, in colonies, and as predators, parasites/parasitoids and prey. A strong evolutionary theme is maintained throughout. The ever-growing economic importance of insects is emphasized in new boxes on insect pests, and in chapters on medical and veterinary entomology, and pest management. Updated 'taxoboxes' provide concise information on all aspects of each of the 27 major groupings (orders) of insects.

Key Features:

  • All chapters thoroughly updated with the latest results from international studies
  • Accompanying website with downloadable illustrations and links to video clips
  • All chapters to include new text boxes of topical issues and studies
  • Major revision of systematic and taxonomy chapter
  • Still beautifully illustrated with more new illustrations from the artist, Karina McInnes

A companion resources site is available at www.wiley.com/go/gullan/insects. This site includes:

  • Copies of the figures from the book for downloading, along with a PDF of the captions.
  • Colour versions of key figures from the book
  • A list of useful web links for each chapter, selected by the author.
 

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PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS FOR FIRST EDITION
xv
Chapter 1 THE IMPORTANCE DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION OF INSECTS
1
Chapter 2 EXTERNAL ANATOMY
23
Chapter 3 INTERNAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
53
Chapter 4 SENSORY SYSTEMS AND BEHAVIOR
91
Chapter 5 REPRODUCTION
121
Chapter 6 INSECT DEVELOPMENT AND LIFE HISTORIES
151
Chapter 7 INSECT SYSTEMATICS PHYLOGENY AND CLASSIFICATION
189
Chapter 13 INSECT PREDATION AND PARASITISM
339
Chapter 14 INSECT DEFENSE
365
Chapter 15 MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY
385
Chapter 16 PEST MANAGEMEN
407
Chapter 17 METHODS IN ENTOMOLOGY COLLECTING PRESERVATION CURATION AND IDENTIFICATION
443
TAXOBOXES
461
GLOSSARY
499
REFERENCES
527

Chapter 8 INSECT BIOGEOGRAPHY AND EVOLUTION
223
Chapter 9 GROUNDDWELLING INSECTS
241
Chapter 10 AQUATIC INSECTS
257
Chapter 11 INSECTS AND PLANTS
277
Chapter 12 INSECT SOCIETIES
307
INDEX
535
APPENDIX A REFERENCE GUIDE TO ORDERS
559
Color plates between pages 16 and 17
566
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Penny Gullan and Peter Cranston are professors in the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, USA., where they jointly teach undergraduate courses in biodiversity, insect systematics and general entomology, and conduct research on Coccoidea and Chironomidae, respectively. They maintain strong connections to the Australian National University, Canberra, where, as Visiting Fellows, much of this fourth edition was revised.

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