Encyclopedia of Insects

Author: Vincent H. Resh,Ring T. Cardé

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080920900

Category: Science

Page: 1168

View: 1521

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

Encyclopedia of Insects

Author: Vincent H. Resh,Ring T. Cardé

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080546056

Category: Science

Page: 1266

View: 9240

The Encyclopedia of Insects is a comprehensive work devoted to all aspects of insects, including their anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease, as well as issues of exploitation, conservation, and management. Articles provide definitive facts about all insects from aphids, beetles and butterflies to weevils and yellowjackets. Insects are beautiful and dreadful, ravenous pests and devastating disease vectors, resilient and resistant to eradication, and the source of great benefit and great loss for civilization. Important for ecosystem health, they have influenced the evolution of other life forms on our planet including humans. Anyone interested in insects, from university professors and researchers to high school students preparing a report, will find The Encyclopedia of Insects an indispensable volume for insect information. * An unprecedented collection in 1,276 pages covering every important aspect of insects * Presents 270 original articles, thoroughly peer reviewed and edited for consistency * Features 1,000 figures and tables, including 500 full-color photographs * Includes the latest information contributed by 250 experts in 17 countries * Designed to save research time with a full glossary, 1,700 cross-references, and 3,000 bibliographic entries

The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects

A Natural History and Identification Guide to Beetles, Flies, Bees, Wasps, Mayflies, Dragonflies, Cockroaches, Mantids, Earwigs, Ants and Many More

Author: Martin Walters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754819097

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 6627

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.

Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders

Author: Christopher O'Toole

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781552976128

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 5383

Collects information about insects and arachnids, such as dragonflies, crickets, beetles, spiders, and scorpions.


An Encyclopedia of Insects

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781858544335

Category: Insects

Page: 191

View: 6573

Highly illustrated, col photos, glossary, index, double page chapters. 8 yrs+

The Complete Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Insects

A Natural History and Identification Guide to Beetles, Flies, Bees, Wasps, Mayflies, Dragonflies, Cockroaches, Mantids, Earwigs, Ants, and Many More

Author: Martin Walters

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9781846815829

Category: Insects

Page: 256

View: 6940

A visual directory featuring every order of the insect world, with a natural history introduction.

My Encyclopedia of Insects and Bugs

Author: Antoine And Valladares Brin

Publisher: C. Press/F. Watts Trade

ISBN: 9780531224700

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 4829

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.

The Encyclopedia of Insects

Author: Christopher O'Toole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781871869644

Category: Insects

Page: 141

View: 2562

The Encyclopedia of natural insect & disease control

the most comprehensive guide to protecting plants--vegetables, fruit, flowers, trees, and lawns--without toxic chemicals

Author: Roger B. Yepsen

Publisher: Rodale Pr


Category: Gardening

Page: 490

View: 956

Suggests techniques for preventing diseases and pest damage, describes the problems that can develop with each kind of fruit and vegetable, and describes specific remedies

The new encyclopedia of insects and their allies

Author: Christopher O'Toole

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 4140

With around one million species, insects and their allies are by far the most successful, variable and bizarre group of living things to have evolved on our planet. Yet much of their biology continues to remain a mystery. This book presents an authoritative overview of all terrestrial anthropods. Written by leading experts in entomology, the entries are accessible to both scientists and general readers. Taking each group in turn, from millipedes to mantids and from spiders to scorpions, this book provides a summary of the current scientific understanding of this fascinating group of animals. Illustrated with specially commissioned artwork illuminating the text, this work is the one-stop guide to the host of largely unseen 'mini-beasts' that share our world.

Ultimate Bugopedia

The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever

Author: Darlyne Murawski,Nancy Honovich

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426313764

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 271

View: 2169

An introduction to the hidden worlds of popular insects profiles their habits, habitats, and diets while providing thematic spreads that share additional historical and geographical fun facts.

Encyclopedia of Immunobiology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080921523

Category: Medical

Page: 3126

View: 7378

Encyclopedia of Immunobiology provides the largest integrated source of immunological knowledge currently available. It consists of broad ranging, validated summaries on all of the major topics in the field as written by a team of leading experts. The large number of topics covered is relevant to a wide range of scientists working on experimental and clinical immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, veterinary science, physiology, and hematology. The book is built in thematic sections that allow readers to rapidly navigate around related content. Specific sections focus on basic, applied, and clinical immunology. The structure of each section helps readers from a range of backgrounds gain important understanding of the subject. Contains tables, pictures, and multimedia features that enhance the learning process In-depth coverage allows readers from a range of backgrounds to benefit from the material Provides handy cross-referencing between articles to improve readability, including easy access from portable devices

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: 1961

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.

The Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Author: Richard C. Russell,Domenico Otranto,Richard L. Wall

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640374

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 1973

Arthropod transmitted infections continue to be a front-line issue in all regions of the world. Understanding the insects that transmit diseases, the mechanisms of infection and the resulting diseases is vital to doctors, veterinarians, public health workers and disease control agencies. This major reference examines the biology, classification and control of arthropods that cause disease in animals and humans. The morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny of fleas, flies, lice, mites, midges, mosquitoes and ticks are described, with descriptions of their medical and veterinary significance, diseases they cause, insect distribution and global disease spread. Updated, developed and reworked from Doug Kettle's seminal Medical and Veterinary Entomology, this major new reference presents vital information in encyclopedia format, with alphabetical entries and an extensive index to make key facts easy to find. This new treatment of the subject provides accessible content and up-to-date research, illustrated by line drawings and color photographs.

Firefly Encyclopedia of the Vivarium

Keeping Amphibians, Reptiles, and Insects, Spiders and Other Invertebrates in Terraria, Aquaterraria, and Aquaria

Author: David Alderton

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited


Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 8787

A guide for the hobbyist covers reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate feeding, general care, breeding, and health care; offers advice on choosing appropriate housing and equipment; and includes a directory of over three hundred species.

Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Odonata - Zygoptera

Illustrated Keys to Known Families, Genera, and Species in South America

Author: Charles W. Heckman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402081767

Category: Science

Page: 693

View: 7296

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.