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Scorpion Biology and Research

Edited By: Phillip Brownell and Gary Polis

431 pages, 44 b/w photos, 81 line illus, figs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Mar 2001 | #103293 | ISBN: 0195084349
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Summarises all the recent research into scorpion biology, and emphasises the value of scorpions as model systems for investigating a wide range of biological questions, from neurobiology to evolutionary ecology.

This book is an essential volume for the library of scorpion biologists (present and future), as well those interested in arachnids and arthropods in general...a very well-written and well-conceived book. -- Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research


1. Introduction; 2. Structure, Reproduction, and Development; 3. Eyes and Vision; 4. Neuronal Organization of Circadian Systems; 5. Feedback Mechanisms in Circadian Rhythms; 6. Sensory Ecology and Orientational Behaviors; 7. Chemosensory Behavior and Physiology; 8. Structure and Neurotoxicity of Venoms; 9. Metals in Cuticular Structures; 10. Brood Care and Social Behavior; 11. Reproductive Ecology; 12. Population and Community Ecology; 13. Evolution of Geographic Variation in Body Size and Life History Traits; 14. Historical Biogeography; 15. Molecular Approaches to Biogeography; 16. Paleontology; 17. Radioresistance of Scorpions; 18. Scorpion Diversity in Tropical South American: Implication for Conservation Programs

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