Essential Entomology: An Order-By-Order Introduction

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byGeorge C. McgavinIllustratorRichard Lewington

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An up-to-date order-by-order introduction and reference handbook for students of biological sciences in general and entomology in particular. Covers all the important groups on a worldwide basis.A concise guide to the insect orders and to what makes insects special and successful. The book is in three sections: * a straightforward introduction to insect biology; * a section on field work; and* an order-by-order catalogue of the insects giving essential facts and details of life-histories, highlighting what makes each order distinctTo make the material as accessible as possible, the information for each order is presented in a standard manner. Throughout, the book is written in a straighforward style with as little technical language as possible. Essential terms are fully explained in context with marginal notes.Includes a pictoral aid the identification of the orders and key references. Contains specially commissioned illustrations by RICHARD LEWINGTON.

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An up-to-date order-by-order introduction and reference handbook for students of biological sciences in general and entomology in particular. Covers all the important groups on a worldwide basis.A concise guide to the insect orders and to what makes insects special and successful. The book is in three sections: * a straightforward intr...

Dr George C. McGavin is the Assistant Curator of the Entomological Collections in the Oxford University Museum, one of the worlds' largest insect collections. He is also Lecturer in Biological and Human Sciences at Jesus College, Oxford and a member of the Expedition Council and Advisory Committee of the Oxford University Exploratio...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.67 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceINTRODUCTION TO INSECT EVOLUTION AND BIOLOGYThe evolution of the arthropodsFive factors in a winning formulaInsect structureKEY TO THE INSECT ORDERSTHE INSECT ORDERSThe primitively wingless insectsArchaeognathaThysanuraThe winged insectsEphemeropteraOdonataNeopteraPlecopteraBlattodeaIsopteraMantodeaGrylloblattodeaDermapteraOrthopteraPhasmatodeaEmbiopteraZorapteraPsocopteraPhthirapteraHemipteraThysanopteraMegalopteraRaphidiopteraNeuropteraColeopteraStrepsipteraMecopteraSiphonapteraDipteraTichopteraHymenopteraFIELD WORKBibliographyIndex

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"An order by order introduction and reference handbook for students of biological sciences in general and entomology in particular. This is a concise guide to the insect orders world-wide and to what makes insects special and successful. In brief, it is an affordable, accessible, and short entomology primer that makes the differences between orders very clear."--Entomological News