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Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Insects: General

Essential Entomology An Order-by-Order Introduction

By: George C McGavin
318 pages, 30 illus, 140 figs
Essential Entomology
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  • Essential Entomology ISBN: 9780198500025 Paperback Apr 2001 Availability uncertain: order now to get this when available
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Concise guide to the insect orders and to what makes insects special and successful with illustrations by Richard Lewington. The book is in three sections: a straightforward introduction to insect biology; a section on field work; and an order-by-order catalogue of the insects giving essential facts and details of life-histories, points peculiar to that order, and so on. It includes a pictoral aid to identification of the orders, key references, and specially commissioned large clear illustrations.


PREFACE; INTRODUCTION TO INSECT EVOLUTION AND BIOLOGY; The evolution of the arthropods; Five factors in a winning formula; Insect structure; KEY TO THE INSECT ORDERS; THE INSECT ORDERS; THE PRIMITIVELY WINGLESS INSECTS; Archaeognatha; Thysanura; THE WINGED INSECTS; Ephemeroptera; Odonata; Neoptera; Plecoptera; Blattodea; Isoptera; Mantodea; Grylloblattodea; Dermaptera; Orthoptera; Phasmatodea; Embioptera; Zoraptera; Psocoptera; Phthiraptera; Hemiptera; Thysanoptera; Megaloptera; Raphidioptera; Neuroptera; Coleoptera; Strepsiptera; Mecoptera; Siphonaptera; Diptera; Tichoptera; Hymenoptera; FIELD WORK; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

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By: George C McGavin
318 pages, 30 illus, 140 figs
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This book should be as indispensable to students as to amateur entomologists, ecologists, and nature enthusiasts ... It is to be hoped that this excellent value reference book will achieve a wide circulation. Galathea 2001
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