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The first edition of Encyclopedia of Insects (2003) was acclaimed as the most comprehensive work devoted to insects. Covering all aspects of insect anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease, as well as issues of exploitation, conservation, and management, this book sets the standard in entomology.
The second edition of this reference will continue the tradition by providing the most comprehensive, useful, and up-to-date resource for professionals. The list of contributors remains a virtual Who's Who in entomology with the addition of some high profile and internationally recognized entomologists who were previously unavailable.
New to the 2nd Edition:
-Expanded sections include forensic entomology, biotechnology, community and ecosystem ecology, and Drosophila.
- Each of the 300 articles will be updated for consistency and to reflect the advances which have taken place in entomology research since the previous edition.
- Advances in research include environmental effects of insect activity, insects in drug development, and evolutionary findings.
AAP/PSP Best Single Volume Reference/Sciences for 2003 -Awarded by the Association of American Publishers' Professional Scholarly Publishing Division, February 10, 2004 "The book is incredibly rich in detail, and will be put to good use by anyone in need of a general overview of insects. For the very acceptable price one does not just get 3.5 kg of book, but also a lot of useful content. To be recommended" - Entomologischer Verein Apollo e.V., the Journal of the German Entomological Society "...Resh and Carde have produced, with the help of some of the biggest names in entomology today, a truly spectacular book...The wealth of information this attractively illustrated book presents will make it a valued reference for any library supporting natural history. Summing Up: Essential. All levels." -P. K. Lago, University of Mississippi, for CHOICE, September 2003 "The best insect book I have come across in my career...the right balance of scholarly information, depth and engaging interest..." -Michael Majerus for NEW SCIENTIST, August 2003 "...it is a huge topic to encompass in a single volume. Yet Resh, Carde and a team of more than 260 international experts attempt the task admirably...This comprehensive survey of the insect world will provide academic reference collections with depth well beyond the usual smattering of identification guides." -LAWRENCE LOOKS AT BOOKS, Gale Group "...this book should be on the shelf of every biologist and naturalist. It is a gold-mine of fascinating information, and an invaluable reference for the professional." -Paul R. Ehrlich, President, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University "This comprehensive work is a definitive account of the most diverse, arguably the most dominant in the terrestrial environment, and still among the least appreciated and understood groups of animals..." -Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University "The editors have recruited an impressive team of international experts. The resulting authoritative treatments of a wide variety of topics make this an invaluable work of reference." -Sir Richard Southwood, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, University of Oxford "More than 250 individual articles are clearly and concisely written, up to date, and with enough information to fulfill expectations but not swamp the reader with unneccessary detail...This book is a must for all biological libraries and individual biologists as well." -Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Gardens "The Encyclopedia does a remarkable job of combining basic information about taxonomy and systematics, evolution, population biology, and ecology with an engaging sense of the sheer wonder of insect diversity." -Lord Robert May, University of Oxford; President, The Royal Society