The Economic Importance of Insects by Dennis S. HillThe Economic Importance of Insects by Dennis S. Hill

The Economic Importance of Insects

byDennis S. Hill

Hardcover | December 31, 1996

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This book presents a fresh, broad look at insects and their relationships to humans and human activities. The entire field of applied entomology is covered and both insect and mite pests are presented in medical, veterinary, domestic, and agricultural contexts. The many benefits of insects to humans are also emphasized, especially their value as plant pollinators and as biocontrol agents which keep so many pest populations suppressed. The book has been produced in conjunction with the Institute of Biology, London, UK and its coverage is international. Many of the author's personal observations are included, originating from his many years experience as an applied entomologist in South East Asia, East Africa and Britain. The book is also wonderfully illustrated with over 180 line drawings, many of which are from the author's personal collection. There are also over 100 photographs from all parts of the world. The Economic Importance of Insects will prove an invaluable source of information for undergraduate and postgraduate students of applied entomology and acarology, pest control, agricultural science and medical and veterinary entomology.
Title:The Economic Importance of InsectsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:405 pagesPublished:December 31, 1996Publisher:Springer Netherlands

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0412498006

ISBN - 13:9780412498008


Table of Contents

Preface. 1: Introduction. 2: Beneficial insects: Pollination. Apiculture. Sericulture. Insect farming. Natural control of pests. Biological Control of pests. Insects in natural foodwebs. Insects as human food. Miscellaneous. 3: Pest definitions: Definitions. Development of pest status. 4: Damage caused by Insecta and Acarina. Indirect damage. Direct damage. Host vulnerability. Damage assessment. 5: Harmful insects: Medical pests. Veterinary pests. Household and stored products pests. Agricultural pests. Forestry pests. 6: Insect pest control: Legislation. Physical methods. Cultural methods. Breeding/genetic methods. Biological control (biocontrol). Chemical control. IPM. Pest eradication. Glossary. References and further reading. Index.

Editorial Reviews

`An excellent text and reference book for students and entomologists and natural historians.' ASLIB Book Guide