ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INSECTS

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Encyclopedia Of Insects

Author : Vincent H. Resh
ISBN : 008092090X
Genre : Science
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Awarded Best Reference by the New York Public Library (2004), Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE (2003), and AAP/PSP 2003 Best Single Volume Reference/Sciences by Association of American Publishers' Professional Scholarly Publishing Division, the first edition of Encyclopedia of Insects was acclaimed as the most comprehensive work devoted to insects. Covering all aspects of insect anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease, as well as issues of exploitation, conservation, and management, this book sets the standard in entomology. The second edition of this reference will continue the tradition by providing the most comprehensive, useful, and up-to-date resource for professionals. Expanded sections in forensic entomology, biotechnology and Drosphila, reflect the full update of over 300 topics. Articles contributed by over 260 high profile and internationally recognized entomologists provide definitive facts regarding all insects from ants, beetles, and butterflies to yellow jackets, zoraptera, and zygentoma. * 66% NEW and revised content by over 200 international experts * New chapters on Bedbugs, Ekbom Syndrome, Human History, Genomics, Vinegaroons * Expanded sections on insect-human interactions, genomics, biotechnology, and ecology * Each of the 273 articles updated to reflect the advances which have taken place in entomology research since the previous edition * Features 1,000 full-color photographs, figures and tables * A full glossary, 1,700 cross-references, 3,000 bibliographic entries, and online access save research time * Updated with online access
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My Encyclopedia Of Insects And Bugs

Author : Antoine And Valladares Brin
ISBN : 0531224708
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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From the creepiest crawliest spider to the most stunning butterfly, My Encyclopedia of Insects and Bugs offers insight into the world of the tiny creatures that surrounds us. Kids will also meet the people whose livelihoods--and lives--depend upon the insect world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Firefly Encyclopedia Of Insects And Spiders

Author : Christopher O'Toole
ISBN : 1552976122
Genre : Nature
File Size : 75.69 MB
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Collects information about insects and arachnids, such as dragonflies, crickets, beetles, spiders, and scorpions.
Category: Nature

The Illustrated World Encyclopedia Of Insects

Author : Martin Walters
ISBN : 0754819094
Genre : Nature
File Size : 84.33 MB
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This beautifully illustrated book provides an overview of the world of insects. The encyclopedia of insect species is organized according to geographical region and then by insect order.
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Encyclopedia Of South American Aquatic Insects Odonata Zygoptera

Author : Charles W. Heckman
ISBN : 1402081766
Genre : Science
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This beautiful volume, with hundreds of fascinating hand-drawn illustrations, completes the two-volume work on the order Odonata in the Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects. The Zygoptera volume encompasses the small dragonflies often called damselflies. The sections on the morphology of the adults and larvae are followed by discussions of factors influencing their distribution and instructions on the methods used to observe, collect, preserve, and examine specimens.
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Encyclopedia Of South American Aquatic Insects Hemiptera Heteroptera

Author : Charles W. Heckman
ISBN : 9400707053
Genre : Science
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Hemiptera - Heteroptera encompasses the three well-defined suborders of the true bugs which are adapted to an aquatic or littoral habitat. The book begins with a section on the biology these insects and provides illustrations of the basic features of their morphology and outlines the larval development. Brief outlines of the ecological and zoogeographical peculiarities of the three aquatic suborders are presented individually, and various methods for observing, collecting, preserving, rearing, and examining specimens are discussed. Most of the book is devoted to keys for the identification of adults to species, and notes are provided that will help recognize the known larvae. Unlike most other aquatic insects, the larval instars of the heteropteran species closely resemble the adults in their morphology, preferred habitats, and feeding habits. Therefore, distinguishing features of those relatively few larvae which have been described in detail are usually mentioned in the keys to the adults rather than being included in separate keys. In addition to the most important features for determining the individual species, many keys include additional notes on the morphology, which is intended to give the user a better chance of recognizing specimens of species not yet known to science. After the currently recognized name of each species, the known range is provided. Regions of the world outside of South America, South American countries, and the states of Brazil from which the species has been reported are listed. Following the range information, major synonyms previously used for the species in the literature are provided. If subspecies have been described and are still recognized as such, they are also discussed. Finally, if the status of the species is regarded as uncertain because of a poor description, strong resemblance to another species, or any other reason, a note is added that a detailed study will be necessary to clarify the status of the taxon. Taxonomic revisions in the book itself are strictly avoided. To provide the user of the keys with maximum assistance in making reliable identifications, the book is richly illustrated with pen and ink drawings of thousands of individual morphological structures arranged in 820 figures. The book is intended to make a significant impact toward popularizing the study of South American water bugs by assembling and condensing the information in hundreds of individual publications on the group, which appeared in many books and journals published in many different countries over the past 200 years. Some of these works are very difficult to obtain in South America, and their lack creates serious impediments to systematic, ecological, and zoogeographical research. In the more than 730 titles appearing in the bibliography, the original descriptions and revisions of almost all South American species can be found.
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The Encyclopedia Of Animals

Author : Fred Cooke
ISBN : 9780520244061
Genre : Nature
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Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.
Category: Nature

Encyclopedia Of South American Aquatic Insects Collembola

Author : Charles W. Heckman
ISBN : 0792367049
Genre : Science
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This book is the first in a series designed to facilitate identification of South American insects likely to be encountered in, on, or near water, on wetlands, and in unusual aquatic habitats, such as bromelias, pitcher plants, and mosses. In the case of some taxa encompassing both aquatic and terrestrial species, it is expanded to permit identification of all species, regardless of habitat. The Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects begins with a short general introduction. The scope for the first volume is the Collembola. It includes all species known from South America by the end of the 1990s and permits a state-of-the-art identification to species. In the case of specimens belonging to undescribed species or those not previously reported from South America, it permits identification to genus or family and gives the reader reasonable certainty that his specimen does not belong to the known fauna of the continent. The keys are richly illustrated to permit non-specialists in the group to reliabily identify specimens. Taxonomic revisions are intentionally avoided, but doubtful taxa are so designated in the key. Already published within this encyclopedia: Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Collembola ISBN: 0-7923-6704-9 Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Ephemeroptera ISBN: 1-4020-0775-2 Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Plecoptera ISBN: 1-4020-1520-8 Forthcoming book titles: Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Odonata Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Orthoptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Heteroptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Neuroptera, including Megaloptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Trichoptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Lepidoptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Coleoptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Diptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Hymenoptera
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Encyclopedia Of Entomology

Author : John L. Capinera
ISBN : 1402062427
Genre : Science
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This text brings together fundamental information on insect taxa, morphology, ecology, behavior, physiology, and genetics. Close relatives of insects, such as spiders and mites, are included.
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