Synopses & Reviews
In the second edition of this popular student textbook, Professor Mike Service presents basic information on the recognition, biology and medical importance of arthropod vectors of disease and their control. All of the major groups of medically important arthropods are covered and all chapters have been thoroughly updated to take into account recent changes in control methodologies and the latest information on vector biology. Each chapter has its own further reading list and a useful glossary of terms has been added. A clear, concise writing style combined with numerous, accurate line illustrations makes this book easily accessible to undergraduate and graduate students of medical entomology, parasitology, tropical medicine and pest management, for whom it should be essential reading. The book is also intended as a source of information for physicians, nurses, health officials and community health workers.
"...a very well written book that is well suited for its purpose as an introduction for students...it would serve well as a quick refresher to the subject even for experienced medical entomologists..." Lancet
"This is an easy to understand introduction to the field of medical entomology for more readers than just students of biology and entomology. It provides enough detail to serve as an adequate reference for its intended audience (other than entomologists). Although the title is well recognized and probably should not be changed, a more appropriate title might be Medical Entomology for Health Care Providers and Public Health Practitioners." Doody's Review Service"...a very well written book that is well suited for its purpose as an introduction for students...it would serve well as a quick refresher to the subject even for experienced medical entomologists..." Lancet
Popular textbook, now in its third edition, covering basic information on insects, ticks and mites that affect human health.
Since its first edition, this textbook has provided the reader with all the basic information on insects, mites and ticks that affect human health. Arthropod vectors of human diseases, such as malaria and typhus, are a continuing threat to human health. This work covers the identification and biology and ecology of these medically important arthropods and how they can be controlled. Medically important arthropods concern students of tropical medicine, parasitology and pest control. The volume is an essential reference for physicians, nurses and community health workers. Second Edition Pb (2000): 0-521-66659-7
This is the essential textbook for students and teachers of medical entomology. This is a thoroughly revised edition for undergraduate and graduate students of entomology, parasitology, tropical medicine and pest management, and is also intended for physicians, nurses and community health workers. A clear, concise writing style and over 100 line illustrations aid accessibility, and a glossary of terms has been added.
Now completely revised this is the essential textbook for students and teachers of this important subject.
About the Author
Mike W. Service is Emeritus Professor of Medical Entomology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. He has written over 200 research papers on medical entomology and given advice and training in the field to over 50 countries.
Table of Contents
Preface to first edition; Preface to second edition; 1. Introduction to mosquitoes (Culicidae); 2. Anopheline mosquitoes (Anophelinae); 3. Culicine mosquitoes (Culicinae); 4. Blackflies (Simuliidae); 5. Phlebotomine sandflies (Phlebotominae); 6. Biting midges (Ceratopogonidae); 7. Horseflies (Tabanidae); 8. Tsetse-flies (Glossinidae); 9. House-flies and stable flies (Muscidae) and latrine flies (Fannidae); 10. Flies and myiasis; 11. Fleas (Siphonaptera); 12. Lice (Anoplura); 13. Bedbugs (Cimicidae); 14. Triatomine bugs (Triatominae); 15. Cockroaches (Blattaria); 16. Soft ticks (Argasidae); 17. Hard ticks (Ixodidae); 18. Scabies mites (Sarcoptidae); 19. Scrub typhus mites (Trombiculidae); 20. Miscellaneous mites; Glossary of common terms relevant to medical entomology; Index.