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Fundamentals of Entomology (6th Edition)

Fundamentals of Entomology (6th Edition)
Author: Richard J. Elzinga Professor Emeritus
ISBN 13: 9780130480309
ISBN 10: 130480304
Edition: 6
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2003-04-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $235.00

Intended for beginning students of agriculture, education, and biology, this textbook covers the basics of entomology. Chapters discuss classification, internal and external anatomy, development and specialization, ecology, behavior, sociality, parasitism, relations with plants and other animals (including humans), pest management, household insects, and collecting. Numerous photographs and diagrams show the various species and relevant parts of insect anatomy. Elzinga teaches entomology at Kansas State University. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


The unsurpassed diversity of insects and the tremendous impact they have on human food production and health are the two basic reasons why Elzinga (entomology , Kansas State U.) suggests insects merit study. In this new edition of and introductory text first published in 1978, he covers topics including basic anatomy of insects; development and specialization; ecology; behavior and social structures; predation; and human/insect interactions in domesticated animals and households, as well as insect pest management. Revisions include numerous new and improved photographs, as well as new information about insect socialization, parasitism and predation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)