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The Insects: An Outline of Entomology
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackwell Pub
Publication date September 13, 2004
Pages 505
Binding Hardcover
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781405111133
ISBN-10 1405111135
Dimensions 1.25 by 7.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 3.15 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $109.95
Other format details sci/tech
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This established and popular textbook is the definitive guide to the study of insects; a group of animals that represent over half of the planet’s biological diversity.

  • Completely updated and expanded, this new edition examines all aspects of insect biology including anatomy and physiology, ecology and evolution of insects, insect behaviours such as sociality, predation, parasitism and defense, medical and veterinary entomology and methods of collection, preserving and identifying insects.
  • Features new chapters on the methods and results of studies of insect phylogeny and a new review of insect evolution and biogeography.
  • Includes expanded sections on species diversity, social behaviour, pest management, aquatic entomology, parasitology and medical entomology.
  • Successful strategies in insect conservation are also covered for the first time, reflecting the increasing threat to natural ecosystems from environmental changes.
  • Boxes highlighting key themes, suggestions for further reading and illustrations, including specially commissioned drawings and colour plates, are included throughout.
  • The artwork from the text is available for instructors either via CD-ROM or by visiting

Book cover for 9781118846155 Book cover for 9781405111133
With Karina H. McInnes (other contributor) | 5th edition from Blackwell Pub (November 3, 2014)
9781118846155 | details & prices | 595 pages | 7.75 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 3.00 lbs | List price $99.95
About: Insects represent over half of the planet’s biological diversity.
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With K. Hansen McInnes (other contributor) | 3 edition from Blackwell Pub (September 13, 2004)
9781405111133 | details & prices | 505 pages | 7.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 3.15 lbs | List price $109.95
Book cover for 9780412493607 Book cover for 9780632053438
2 edition from Blackwell Science Inc (December 1, 1999)
9780632053438 | details & prices | 7.50 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $77.95
About: This established textbook continues to provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to insects, a group of animals that represent over half of the planet's biological diversity.
from Chapman & Hall (November 1, 1994)
9780412493607 | details & prices | 7.75 × 10.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.75 lbs | List price $83.50
About: This text book starts with general entomological issues, surveying the significance of insects, their internal and external structure and how they reproduce, develop and sense their environment.

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