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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
Scorpion Biology and Research
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  • Scorpion Biology and Research ISBN: 9780195084344 Hardback Mar 2001 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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About this book

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.

Contents

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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Edited By: Phillip Brownell and Gary Polis
431 pages, 44 b/w photos, 81 line illus, figs
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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
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