The Insects: Structure and Function

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 12, 1998 - Nature - 770 pages
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The Insects takes a detailed look at how insects function as animals. This textbook brings together basic anatomy and physiology and relates them to behavior. Coverage emphasizes the roles of different functional systems in the context of the whole organism using studies of many different species as examples. Unlike other texts, The Insects does not dwell on classification, opting instead to take an in-depth look at physiology, providing any biologist with a better basic understanding of how insects work. A long-awaited update of a well established standard text and respected reference work for students and researchers in zoology, entomology and physiology, this fourth edition has been rewritten throughout, while retaining the successful structure of the earlier editions. Illustrations have been augmented with electron micrographs, and expanded reference sections will make this volume a valuable addition to all biologists' bookshelves.
  

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A wonderful read! Gives you a peek into insect physiology and its relation to the overall structure and function of insects--the world's most diverse living species. Too bad I may not get time to read ... Read full review

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Contents

Mouthparts and feeding
12
Alimentary canal digestion and absorption
38
Nutrition
69
Circulatory system blood and immune systems
94
Thorax
145
Legs and locomotion
151
Wings and flight
185
Muscles
229
Gaseous exchange
441
Excretion and salt and water regulation
478
Thermal relations
509
Nervous system
533
Endocrine system
570
Vision
587
Mechanoreception
610
Chemoreception
636

PA RT 111 The Abdomen Reproduction and Development
259
male
268
female
295
The egg and embryology
325
Postembryonic development
363
Integument
415
color and light production
657
producing sound and substrate vibrations
680
pheromones and chemicals with interspecific significance
704
Taxonomic index
741
Subject index
749
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