The Insects

An Outline of Entomology

Author: P. J. Gullan,P. S. Cranston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118846168

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 531

Insects represent over half of the planet’s biological diversity. This popular textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to this extraordinary diversity, and places entomology central to the theory and practice of evolutionary and ecological studies. Fully revised, this fifth edition opens with a chapter concerning the popular side of insect studies, including insects in citizen science, zoos and butterfly houses, and insects as food for humans and animals. Key features of insect structure, function, behaviour, ecology and classification are integrated with appropriate molecular studies. Much of the book is organized around major biological themes: living on the ground, in water, on plants, in colonies, and as predators, parasites/parasitoids and prey insects. A strong evolutionary theme is maintained throughout. There is major revision to the chapter on systematics and a new chapter, Insects in a Changing World, includes insect responses to, and the consequences of, both climate change and human-assisted global alterations to distributions. Updated ‘Taxoboxes’ demonstrate topical issues and provide concise information on all aspects of each of the 28 major groupings (orders) of insects, plus the three orders of non-insect hexapods. New boxes describe a worrying increase in insect threats to landscape and commercial trees (including eucalypts, palms and coffee) and explain the value of genetic data, including evolutionary developmental biology and DNA barcoding, in insect biodiversity studies. The authors maintain the clarity and conciseness of earlier editions, and extend the profuse illustrations with new hand-drawn figures. Over 50 colour photographs, together with the informative text and an accompanying website with links to video clips, appendices, textboxes and further reading lists, encourage a deeper scientific study of insects. The book is intended as the principal text for students studying entomology, as well as a reference text for undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of ecology, agriculture, fisheries and forestry, palaeontology, zoology, and medical and veterinary science.

A Field Guide to Insects

America North of Mexico

Author: Donald Joyce Borror,Richard E. White

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911709

Category: Nature

Page: 404

View: 2203

Covers over five hundred families of North American insects

Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects

Author: Norman F. Johnson,Donald Joyce Borror

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company


Category: Nature

Page: 864

View: 9060

Understand the insect world with BORROR AND DELONGa S INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF INSECTS! Combining current insect identification, insect biology, and insect evolution, this biology text provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the study of insects. Numerous figures, bullets, easily understood diagrams, and numbered lists throughout the text help you grasp the material.

Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity

With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America

Author: Stephen Marshall

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859623


Page: 736

View: 6468

Reviews of the first edition of Insects [starred review]-This book is simply bigger, prettier, and more comprehensive than any previous publication on insects.- --Library Journal -An incredibly important, masterfully written and profusely illustrated work that belongs in the library of every field biologist, educator, student and naturalist . . . a book that is destined to become a natural history classic-. --Arthur V Evans, Research Collaborator, Dept. of Entomology, Smithsonian Institution Called -a milestone in insect photography- and -simply bigger, prettier and more comprehensive than any previous publication on insects, - Professor Stephen Marshall's Insects is now in a new edition, with more than 500 changes to reflect the latest scientific findings since it was first published in 2006. It is a comprehensive reference on insects featuring an easy identification guide using 28 picture keys, 4000 color photographs taken in the field (not pinned specimens), expert advice on observing insects, and more. Insects enables readers and starting entomologists to identify most insects quickly and accurately. More than 50 pages of picture keys lead to appropriate chapters and specific photos, to confirm identification. The keys are surprisingly comprehensive and easy for non-specialists to use. Features include: detailed chapters covering insect orders and insect families a brief examination of common families of related terrestrial arthropods 4000+ color photographs showing typical behaviors and key characteristics three indexes--common family names, photographs, general index expert guidance on observing, collecting and photographing insects new remarks on declining habitat and threats to biodiversity. This book has been widely and thoroughly praised. It is now ready for a new generation of new, and lifetime students of entomology.

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America

Author: Eric R. Eaton,Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618153107

Category: Nature

Page: 391

View: 6103

Highlighted by more than two thousand digitally enhanced color photographs, a comprehensive guide to the insects of North America contains information--including life histories, behaviors, and habitats--on every major group of insects found north of Mexico.

Practical Entomologist

Author: Rick Imes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671746952

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 320

Discusses the anatomy, life cycle, and behavior of different insects, and explains how each group of insects differs from another

Photographic Atlas of Entomology and Guide to Insect Identification

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ingram

ISBN: 9780962515040

Category: Entomology

Page: 174

View: 7178

Although photo atlases in other fields of the life sciences have long been available to aid students in their studies, there has never been one for entomology. One reason for this is the great number of photos necessary for such a book to be of any value. Fortunately for students, Dr. Castner has spent the past 25 years photographing insects with his work appearing in everything from National Geographic to Ranger Rick. Dr. Castner's experience in teaching and working with students has allowed him to produce a work that exactly addresses their needs. His Photographic Atlas of Entomology is simple, thorough, user-friendly, and very reasonably priced. It should be a great help to any entomology student, as well as to the professors teaching entomology courses.

How to Know Insects

An Illustrated Key to the More Common Families of Insects, with Suggestions for Collecting, Mounting and Studying Them

Author: Harry Edwin Jaques

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258460778


Page: 146

View: 4319


Forest Entomology

Author: William Ciesla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444397885

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 1157

Insects are the most abundant and diverse organisms that inhabit our planet and are found in all the world’s forest ecosystems. Many feed and/or breed on parts of trees. Some perform important functions, such as pollination or break-down of dead vegetation. Others weaken, deform or kill trees, and compete with humans for the many goods and services that trees and forests provide. Forest Entomology: A Global Perspective examines forest insects in a global context and reviews their dynamics, interactions with humans and methods for monitoring and management of species that damage forests. Also provided are 235 profiles of forest insects, worldwide. A series of tables provides summaries of the distribution and hosts of many more species. Included are those that damage forests, others that are simply curiosities and some that are beneficial. This book is designed as a reference for students, practicing foresters and forest health specialists, especially for those who work internationally or are concerned with species that have the potential to expand their ranges via international trade, travel or environmental changes.

Bugs in the System

Insects and Their Impact on Human Affairs

Author: May R. Berenbaum


ISBN: 1459608100


Page: 692

View: 6707

An introduction to insect physiology, genetics and behaviour which looks at the interaction between humans and insects, and explores both the positive and negative aspects of the relationship.

Livestock Entomology

Author: Ralph E. Williams

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 335

View: 8085

A collection of writings detailing the insects and other arthropods such as ticks and lice that infest livestock, transmitting diseases and inflicting wounds. The book covers occurrance statistics, biological implications, and control methods. Topics are organized by type of pest and livestock animal, and are designed to acquaint the student with the broad spectrum of insects and other arthropods that affect production animal husbandry, and to provide a ready reference by which pest problems may be identified and information obtained on the species and systems involved. Examined is the basic plan of insects, biting and non-biting flies, Myiasis-producing flies, ticks, arthropod pests of confined beef, dairy cattle, sheep and horses, and swine pests.

Insect Biology

A Textbook of Entomology

Author: Howard Ensign Evans,Jesse Wayne Brewer

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780201119817

Category: Science

Page: 436

View: 1627


Bugs Rule!

An Introduction to the World of Insects

Author: Whitney Cranshaw,Richard Redak

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084892X

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 6236

Bugs Rule! provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This richly illustrated textbook features more than 830 color photos, a concise overview of the basics of entomology, and numerous sidebars that highlight and explain key points. Detailed chapters cover each of the major insect groups, describing their physiology, behaviors, feeding habits, reproduction, human interactions, and more. Ideal for nonscience majors and anyone seeking to learn more about insects and their arthropod relatives, Bugs Rule! offers a one-of-a-kind gateway into the world of these amazing creatures. Places a greater emphasis on natural history than standard textbooks on the subject Covers the biology and natural history of all the insect orders Provides a thorough review of the noninsect arthropods, such as spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans Features more than 830 color photos Highlights the importance of insects and other arthropods, including their impact on human society An online illustration package is available to professors

Essential Entomology

An Order-by-order Introduction

Author: George McGavin,Richard Lewington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198500025

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 4676

This book should be as indispensable to students as to amateur entomologists, ecologists, and nature enthusiasts... It is to be hoped that this excellent value reference book will achieve a wide circulation.' Galathea 2001

The Insects

Structure and Function

Author: R. F. Chapman,Stephen J. Simpson,Angela E. Douglas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052111389X

Category: Nature

Page: 929

View: 8803

A long-awaited update of the standard textbook on insect structure and function, revised by a team of eminent insect physiologists.

Insect Physiology and Biochemistry

Author: James L. Nation

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849311819

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 8131

Based on nearly 40 years of teaching, this book thoroughly describes the principles and fundamentals of insect physiology. Readers will quickly understand the terminology needed to navigate the voluminous, scattered literature in the field. With approximately 1500 references and more than 240 figures and tables, Insect Physiology and Biochemistry is useful as a core text for upper division and graduate students, as well as a valuable reference for scientists who work with insects in genetics, biochemistry, virology, microbiology, and behavior.

Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity

Author: James Bryan Whitfield,John T. Doyen,Alexander H. Purcell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195380675

Category: Science

Page: 734

View: 6641

The most comprehensive and most affordable insect biology textbook available. The third edition focuses more on biological principles, highlights the relevance of the subject to students' everyday lives, introduces the latest scientific research, and includes numerous new and/or thoroughly updated insect identification keys. James Whitfield, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, joins the author team, bringing a wealth of expertise on molecular analysis relating to development and systematics. In keeping with the changing nature of the entomology course, the text has been recrafted with both entomology majors as well as other interested undergraduates in mind. The revised text introduces key themes, such as evolution, applications to the real world, and new pedagogic tools, making the material even more relevant, interesting, and engaging. At the same time, the text maintains all its original strengths as an authoritative source for the latest discoveries from the lab by thoroughly updating key topics and illustrations. The revision's three-pronged approach- updating of core biological principles, adding new and updated identification keys, and making the material more accessible through pedagogical devices- truly makes Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity the most comprehensive and affordable entomology text available.

Physiological Systems in Insects

Author: Marc J Klowden

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124159702

Category: Science

Page: 696

View: 2148

Physiological Systems in Insects discusses the roles of molecular biology, neuroendocrinology, biochemistry, and genetics in our understanding of insects. All chapters in the new edition are updated, with major revisions to those covering swiftly evolving areas like endocrine, developmental, behavioral, and nervous systems. The new edition includes the latest details from the literature on hormone receptors, behavioral genetics, insect genomics, neural integration, and much more. Organized according to insect physiological functions, this book is fully updated with the latest and foundational research that has influenced understanding of the patterns and processes of insects and is a valuable addition to the collection of any researcher or student working with insects. There are about 10 quintillion insects in the world divided into more than one million known species, and some scientists believe there may be more than 30 million species. As the largest living group on earth, insects can provide us with insight into adaptation, evolution, and survival. The internationally respected third edition of Marc Klowden's standard reference for entomologists and researchers and textbook for insect physiology courses provides the most comprehensive analysis of the systems that make insects important contributors to our environment. Third edition has been updated with new information in almost every chapter and new figures Includes an extensive up-to-date bibliography in each chapter Provides a glossary of common entomological and physiological terms

Designing Science Presentations

A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More

Author: Matt Carter

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123859700

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 2460

Designing Science Presentations guides researchers and graduate students of virtually any discipline in the creation of compelling science communication. Most scientists never receive formal training in the creation, delivery, and evaluation of such material, yet it is essential for publishing in high-quality journals, soliciting funding, attracting lab personnel, and advancing a career. This clear, readable volume fills that gap and provides visually intensive guidance at every step—from the construction of original figures to the presentation and delivery of those figures in papers, slideshows, posters, and websites. It provides pragmatic advice on the preparation and delivery of exceptional scientific presentations; demonstrates hundreds of visually striking presentation techniques, giving readers inspiration for creating their own; and is structured so that readers can easily find answers to particular questions. Clear heading for each section indicates its message, highlighted with graphic illustrations Two summary paragraphs that complement the visual images and clearly discuss the main point Numerous examples of high-quality figures, page layouts, slides, posters, and web pages to help stimulate readers' ideas for their own presentations Numerous "before and after" examples to illustrate the contrast between poor and outstanding presentations