The Insects: An Outline Of Entomology P.J. Gullan

ISBN: 9781444330366

Published: February 15th 2010

Hardcover

565 pages


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The Insects: An Outline Of Entomology  by  P.J. Gullan

The Insects: An Outline Of Entomology by P.J. Gullan
February 15th 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 565 pages | ISBN: 9781444330366 | 4.54 Mb

This established, popular textbook provides a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to the insects, the animals that represent over half of the planets biological diversity. In this new fourth edition, the authors introduce the key features ofMoreThis established, popular textbook provides a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to the insects, the animals that represent over half of the planets biological diversity.

In this new fourth edition, the authors introduce the key features of insect structure, function, behavior, ecology and classification, placed within the latest ideas on insect evolution. Much of the book is organised around major biological themes - living on the ground, in water, on plants, in colonies, and as predators, parasites/parasitoids and prey. A strong evolutionary theme is maintained throughout. The ever-growing economic importance of insects is emphasized in new boxes on insect pests, and in chapters on medical and veterinary entomology, and pest management.

Updated taxoboxes provide concise information on all aspects of each of the 27 major groupings (orders) of insects.Key Features: All chapters thoroughly updated with the latest results from international studiesAccompanying website with downloadable illustrations and links to video clipsAll chapters to include new text boxes of topical issues and studiesMajor revision of systematic and taxonomy chapterStill beautifully illustrated with more new illustrations from the artist, Karina McInnesA companion resources site is available at www.wiley.com/go/gullan/insects.

This site includes: Copies of the figures from the book for downloading, along with a PDF of the captions.Colour versions of key figures from the bookA list of useful web links for each chapter, selected by the author.



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