A global view of the insect groups that are of major significance to worldwide agriculture in its widest sense. It is intended for use as a college text and presupposes a basic knowledge of entomology. All the main insect groups and many of the important genera are illustrated with hundreds of black-and-white photographs and line drawings.
Dennis S. Hill is an English zoologist specializing in entomology, with considerable experience in agricultural entomology. His B.Sc. and MSc. degrees are from Hull University and his Ph.D. is from Hong Kong University. He has studied insects and lectured on entomology, ecology, and other subjects in diverse locations around the world. His published works include 14 books, 35 research papers, and numerous reports, reviews, and articles. Hill has also developed advisory literature and teaching manuals dealing with insects, crop pests, and community ecology.