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Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780125104517
ISBN 10: 125104510
Edition: 1
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 2002-09-28
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 597
List Price: $160.00

Medical & Veterinary Entomology is a comprehensive text and intended primarily for graduate students and upper level undergraduates studying the medical and veterinary significance of insects and related arthropods. The book will also appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike, including entomologists, parasitologists, biologists, epidemiologists, physicians, public health personnel, veterinarians, wildlife specialists and others looking for a readable, authoritative book on this topic. An entomological perspective is adopted throughout. The first two chapters provide overviews of medical-veterinary entomology and epidemiology, respectively. These are followed by individual chapters devoted to each group of insects or arachnids of medical-veterinary importance and the health problems they can cause including their role as vectors of pathogens. Each of these chapters provides an overview of the taxonomy, biology and ecology of the group, and is followed by separate sections on their medical and veterinary importance, then by a section on prevention and control and, finally, by a list of references and further reading. The contributing authors are all experts in their fields.

Florida Scientist

...is without a doubt the finest book available in English on the subject today.