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A short, accessible, entomology primer
A systematic treatment of the orders, with each order on a new page with a large clear diagram, with key features of the order listed, along with life-history and biology details
Covers the essentials of insect evolution, biology, and structure
Includes the most modern theories, for instance on the evolution of insect flight
Richard Lewington's pencil drawings, one for each order, are magnificent
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 distinct
To 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.
Readership: Biological sciences undergraduates; ecologists; naturalists; anyone whose work touches on insects; amateur entomologists.