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Insects and the Life of Man Collected Essays on Pure Science and Applied Biology

By: VB Wigglesworth
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Insects and the Life of Man
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  • Insects and the Life of Man ISBN: 9780412147302 Paperback Nov 1976 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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About this book

Paperback reprint of a book originally published in 1976. Fof fifty years, the author has, in various guises, studied insect physiology with an aim of applying this knowledge to the control of the insect-borne diseases of the tropics. Against this background of economic entomology and his work with applied biologists he has reflected upon the relationship between pure science and its application for the economy of mankind. The purpose of this book is to communicate some of the opinions he has formed and, more importantly, to give an indication of what applied entomology is all about, and indicate some of the excitements and rewards of scientific research.


1 Introduction
2 Insects and Human Affairs
3 DDT and the Balance of Nature
4 Science, Pure and Applied
5 The Science and Practice of Entomology
6 Insects and the Farmer
7 The Fauna of the Orchard
8 Malaria in Ceylon
9 Malaria in War
10 The Insect as a Medium for the Study of Physiology
11 The Contributions of Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury) to Insect Physiology
12 Fifty Years of Insect Physiology
13 The Epidermal Cell
14 Preformation and Insect Development
15 Experimental Biology, Pure and Applied
16 Wordsworth and Science
17 The Religion of Science

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By: VB Wigglesworth
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
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