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Fundamentals of Entomology

Fundamentals of Entomology - 6th edition

Fundamentals of Entomology - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780130480309

ISBN10: 0130480304

Fundamentals of Entomology by Richard Elzinga - ISBN 9780130480309
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 6TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Fundamentals of Entomology by Richard Elzinga - ISBN 9780130480309

ISBN13: 9780130480309

ISBN10: 0130480304

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 6TH 04
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Summary

For undergraduate courses in General Entomology and Pest Management.

Using an exceptionally clear writing style, minimal scientific jargon, and vivid photos and drawings, this text provides a comprehensive view of the fundamentals of entomology at a level that introductory, non-major students can comprehend. It captures the rich diversity and complexity of insects and their influence upon the ecosystem--without turning students off with excessive details.

Features

  • NEW--Expanded section on IPM.
    • Provides students with added information on Genetic Engineering and transgenics.
  • NEW--Added discussion on plants.
    • Examines how plants use insects for food.
  • NEW--Improved chapter on Ecology--(Ch.5).
    • Supplies students with coverage of coevolution and biomes.
  • NEW--Expanded coverage throughout--Includes specialized insect collecting techniques; disease transmission; medicine; leaf-rolling; skeletonizing; and gall formation.
    • Allows students in entomology, agriculture, education, and biology to use and more easily understand the text.
  • NEW--Chapter-end summaries.
    • Enables students to recognize the key content in each chapter and review their understanding of it before moving on.
  • The basic insect plan--Outlined with minimal yet noteworthy examples.
    • Presents the fundamentals at a level that biology and agriculture students can comprehend without turning them off with excessive details.
  • The macro- and microcosm of the insect world.
    • Helps students understand the nature and place of insects generally on a grand scale as well as the tremendously rich diversity that exists among the insects themselves.
  • Minimal, yet sufficient, classification.
    • Provides students with enough classification information to enable them to easily follow other material in the text and to intelligently read outside materials that they will be exposed to.
  • A wealth of vivid photographs and diagrams.
    • Aids in insect identification and makes abstract concepts easier to understand for today's visually oriented students.
  • Chapter-end questions.
    • Helps students focus on important points.
  • Quick-reference organization-- Features carefully coordinated cross-references, glossary of terms, glossary of photographs, and references.
    • Provides students with convenient in-text resources for study and additional research.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Arthropod Plan.
2. The Insect Externally.
3. The Insect Internally.
4. Development and Specialization.
5. Ecology.
6. Behavior.
7. From Solitary to Social.
8. Parasitism by Insects.
9. Predation by Insects.
10. Insects, Plants, Livestock, Domestic Animals, and Humans.
11. Insect Pest Management.
12. Household Insects.
13. Classification.
14. Making an Insect Collection.

Glossary.
Selected References.
Index.

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