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Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity

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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.

Synopsis:

Written for students who have completed an introductory course in biology, the third edition of Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity presents the ideal balance of basic biological principles and in-depth treatment of insect classification, including keys for identifying more than four hundred families.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

-The latest research on the genetics, development, physiology, evolution, phylogeny, and systematics of insects

-Three new chapters: Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Insects and Conservation, and The Study of Classification

-Relevant real-world applications that better meet the needs and interests of life science students from a wide variety of majors

-A new thematic discussion of evolution running throughout the text

-A full-color quick reference guide to insect classification and external morphology

Synopsis:

Written for students who have completed an introductory course in biology, the third edition of Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity presents the ideal balance of basic biological principles and in-depth treatment of insect classification, including keys for identifying more than four hundred families.

About the Author

James Whitfield, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, joins as a new co-author, bringing a wealth of expertise on molecular analysis relating to development and systematics.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PART 1: INSECTS AS ORGANISMS

1. Introduction

2. The Insect Body

3. The Integument

4. Continuity of the Generations: Development and Reproduction

5. Maintenance and Movement

6. Reception of Stimuli and Integration of Activities

7. Social Relationships

PART 2: INSECT ECOLOGY AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER ORGANISMS

8. Diversity and Adaptations of Insects in Selected Habitats

9. Insects and Vascular Plants

10. Entomophagous Insects

11. Insects and Microbes

12. Medical and Veterinary Entomology

13. Pest Management

14. Insects and Conservation

PART 3: INSECT DIVERSITY

15. The Study of Classification

16. An Evolutionary Perspective of the Insects

17. Keys to the Orders of Hexapoda

18. The Noninsect Hexapoda: Protura, Collembola, and Diplura

19. The Apterygote Insects: Archaeognatha and Thysanura

20. Order Ephemeroptera (Mayflies)

21. Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)

22. Order Blattodea (Including former Isoptera): Cockroaches and Termites

23. Order Mantodea (Mantids)

24. Order Grylloblattodea (Grylloblattids)

25. Order Mantophasmatodea (Heelwalkers or Gladiators)

26. Order Dermaptera (Earwigs)

27. Order Plecoptera (Stoneflies)

28. Order Embiidina (Embioptera, Webspinners, Embiids)

29. Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, etc.)

30. Order Phasmatodea (Stick Insects)

31. Order Zoraptera (ZorapterAns)

32. Order Psocoptera (Psocids, Bark Lice, and Book Lice)

33. Order Phthiraptera (Lice)

34. Order Hemiptera (Bugs, Leafhoppers, etc.)

35. Order Thysanoptera (Thrips)

36. Order Megaloptera (Alderflies and Dobsonflies)

37. Order Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)

38. Order Neuroptera (Lacewings, Ant Lions, etc.)

39. Order Coleoptera (Beetles)

40. Order Strepsiptera (Twisted Wing Parasites)

41. Order Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, Ants, etc.)

42. Order Mecoptera (Scorpion Flies)

43. Order Diptera (Flies)

44. Order Siphonaptera (Fleas)

45. Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)

46. Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)

47. Collecting and Preservation

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES CITED

TAXONOMIC INDEX

SUBJECT INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195380675
Author:
Whitfield, James B.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Alexander H. Purcell III
Author:
Purcell III, Alexander H.
Subject:
Entomology
Subject:
Life Sciences | Invertebrate zoology | Entomology
Subject:
Biology-General
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
467 illustrations (354 LDs, 113 half-ton
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
7.8 x 9.4 x 1.4 in 3 lb

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Biological Diversity
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Product details 752 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9780195380675 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Written for students who have completed an introductory course in biology, the third edition of Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity presents the ideal balance of basic biological principles and in-depth treatment of insect classification, including keys for identifying more than four hundred families.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

-The latest research on the genetics, development, physiology, evolution, phylogeny, and systematics of insects

-Three new chapters: Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Insects and Conservation, and The Study of Classification

-Relevant real-world applications that better meet the needs and interests of life science students from a wide variety of majors

-A new thematic discussion of evolution running throughout the text

-A full-color quick reference guide to insect classification and external morphology

"Synopsis" by , Written for students who have completed an introductory course in biology, the third edition of Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity presents the ideal balance of basic biological principles and in-depth treatment of insect classification, including keys for identifying more than four hundred families.
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