Compiling important information on the growing field of audio communication, Insect Sounds and Communication brings together an international team of experts to discuss their ideas on the communication function within important orders of insects. The text covers general aspects of insect sounds and their relationship to morphology, development, and physiology. It also examines techniques in sound analysis and explains how different insects generate sounds both intentionally and deceptively. This is a valuable resource for biologists working in entomology, zoology, animal behavior, neuroscience, and ecology.
This voluminous monograph (532 pp.) on insect sounds and communication is the first multi-author publication to comprehensively review the current state of research on sound communication within the most important insect orders. !Thirty-two chapters written by top specialists from all over the world cover general aspects of insect sounds, their relation to morphology, development and physiology, review techniques of sound analysis, and describe how different species generate and perceive sounds. ! Insect Sound and Communication is an important milestone for all students of insect acoustics. However, it is written for a broader readership, including entomologists, evolutionary scientists, sensory physiologists and neuroscientists, and is also a welcome source of information for ethologists, ecologists and experts in audiosciences. Biology scholars with broad interests will also find it useful. --J. A darek, European Journal of Entomology, 103, 778, 2006 In Insect Sounds and Communication, Sakis Drosopoulos and Michael F. Claridge have put together a volume that summarizes the current state of the discipline in insect bioacoustics!. It can be quite useful to have a brief review of a single question and a volume such as this is the ideal forum. Likewise, those contributions covering a particular system in more detail provide a valuable digest of the diversity of insect acoustic communication. Drosopoulos and Claridge have put together a volume that will benefit anyone with an interest in insect bioacoustics and that I, for one, expect to return frequently. --Andrew Mason, University of Toronto-Scarborough, Annals of Entomological Society of America, Vol. 102, No.4, July 2009 The editors and publishers of this book maintained high standards!. This book should be bought by those who are deeply interested in acoustical communication in insects and by research libraries, so that their clients can benefit from a book that deals at length and in depth with sound communication in insect groups that most entomologists long thought were mute. --T. J. Walker, University of Florida, Florida Entomologist 89(3), September 2006
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