Author: Royal Entomological Society of London
Publisher: N.A
Category: Entomology
Page: N.A
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The Psocoptera of Tropical South East Asia

Author: Tim New,C. Lienhard
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004149023
Category: Science
Page: 290
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A synopsis of the bark lice and book lice (Psocoptera) recorded from tropical Southeast Asia, including illustrated keys to all families and genera, together with distributional and biological notes, comprehensive references and a checklist of regional species.


Author: Ivan Löbl,Daniel Löbl
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004296859
Category: Science
Page: 1736
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The Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera provides information about all beetles occurring in Europe, North Africa and Asia north of the tropics.

Am Ende des Archipels - Alfred Russel Wallace

Author: Matthias Glaubrecht
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462306790
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Der erste Entdecker der Evolutionstheorie und der verwegenste aller Naturforscher. Ein Wissenschaftskrimi um den größten Naturforscher des 19. Jahrhunderts neben Humboldt und Darwin Er hatte ein enorm spannendes Leben, seine wissenschaftliche Reichweite war atemberaubend, sein soziales Engagement legendär – und er entdeckte das Evolutionsprinzip. Verglichen mit dem bedächtigen Charles Darwin war er ein Indiana Jones der Naturforschung und ein Ernest Hemingway der Naturbeschreibung. Nach ihm sind Mond- und Marskrater, Flugfrösche und ganze geographische Regionen benannt. Warum aber ist so einer heute so wenig bekannt?Auf seiner ersten abenteuerlichen Reise erforschte der Schulabbrecher und Autodidakt vier Jahre lang Brasilien – doch bei der Rückreise fing sein Schiff mitten auf dem Ozean Feuer und sank. Wallace rettete nur sein Leben, seine fantastische naturwissenschaftliche Sammlung ging verloren.Seine zweite Expedition führte ihn durch den malaiischen Archipel, wo er im Alleingang 125.000 naturwissenschaftliche Objekte sammelte, über 1000 Tier- und Pflanzenarten davon noch unbeschrieben – eine unglaubliche Leistung. Während der Reise entwickelte er auch eine Theorie über den Ursprung der Arten, die er brieflich an Charles Darwin sandte. Ein Jahr später erschien dessen Buch »Die Entstehung der Arten«, Darwin wurde weltberühmt und gilt seitdem als alleiniger Vater der Evolutionstheorie.Seit einiger Zeit wird in Fachkreisen heftig gestritten: Was für die einen Zufall oder Zeugnis der Zusammenarbeit zweier bedeutender Forscher ist, wird für andere zur übelsten Fälschungsaffäre der Biologiegeschichte. Matthias Glaubrecht geht zum 100. Todestag Wallaces den Fakten und Gerüchten um den unbekanntesten aller Titanen der Wissenschaftsgeschichte nach – das erste Buch über Wallace in Deutschland, ein Augenöffner für den Leser. Das erste deutsche Buch über Alfred Russel Wallace 100. Todestag am 7.11.2013 «Was er ausgesprochen hat, war wahrscheinlich das Einflussreichste was im 19. Jahrhundert gesagt worden ist.» Gregory Bateson

The Physiology of Mosquitoes

International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology: Zoology
Author: A. N. Clements
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483222764
Category: Science
Page: 404
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Pure and Applied Biology, Volume 17: The Physiology of Mosquitoes explores some physiological aspects of mosquitoes, including their development, metabolism, survival, reproduction, and behavior. This book is composed of 16 chapters, and begins with discussions on the early life of mosquitoes, larval nutrition, excretion, respiration, and the osmotic and ionic regulation of body fluids. The succeeding chapters deal with different factors affecting the growth and metamorphosis of mosquitoes; the structure and function of their circulatory system; survival and longevity; adult mosquito feeding, nutrition, and metabolism; and reproduction and sense organs. These topics are followed by surveys of the mosquito's diapauses activity, larva and pupa behavior, and regulation of adult activity. The last chapters examine the host-seeking activity, mating, swarming, and ovoposition of mosquito. This book will be of great value to entomologists, developmental biologists, physiologists, and researchers who are interested in expanding their knowledge in mosquito behavior.

Australian Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Volume 1

Introduction and Subfamily Lamiinae
Author: Adam Slipinski,Hermes Escalona
ISBN: 1486300049
Category: Nature
Page: 504
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Longhorn Beetles — Cerambycidae are one of the most easily recognised groups of beetles, a family that worldwide encompasses over 33,000 species in 5,200 genera. With over 1,400 species classified in 300 genera, this is the sixth largest among 117 beetle families in Australia. These beetles often attack and kill living forest or orchard trees and develop in construction timber (like European House borer, introduced to WA), causing serious damages. Virtually all Cerambycidae feed on living or dead plant tissues and play a significant role in all terrestrial environments where plants are found. Larvae often utilise damaged or dead trees for their development, and through feeding on rotten wood form an important element of the saproxylic fauna, speeding energy circulation in these habitats. Many species are listed as quarantine pests because of their destructive role to the timber industry. This volume provides a general introduction to the Australian Cerambycidae with sections on biology, phylogeny and morphology of adult and larvae, followed by the keys to the subfamilies and an overview of the 74 genera of the subfamily Lamiinae occurring in Australia. All Lamiinae genera are diagnosed, described and illustrated and an illustrated key to their identification is provided. A full listing of all included Australian species with synonymies and bibliographic citations is also included.

Morphology and Systematics

Author: Richard A.B. Leschen,Rolf G. Beutel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110370514
Category: Science
Page: 687
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This book is the third volume in the Handbook of Zoology series which treats the systematics and biology of Coleoptera. With approximately 350,000 described species, Coleoptera are by far the most species-rich order of insects and the largest group of animals of comparable geological age. This third Coleoptera volume completes the Morphology and Systematics volumes with 43 chapters and covers one of the largest radiations of beetles, the mainly plant-feeding Phytophaga, with information on world distribution, biology, morphology of all life stages (including anatomy), phylogeny and comments on taxonomy.

Australian Beetles Volume 1

Morphology, Classification and Keys
Author: Adam Slipinski,John Lawrence
ISBN: 0643106677
Category: Science
Page: 576
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This three-volume series represents a comprehensive treatment of the beetles of Australia, a relatively under-studied fauna that includes many unusual and unique lineages found nowhere else on Earth. Volume 1 contains keys to all 117 beetle families found in Australia, and includes over 1100 illustrations of adults, larvae and anatomical structures. This volume is based in part on Lawrence & Britton’s out-of-print Australian Beetles, but is fully updated and expanded. The biology and morphology for all major beetle lineages is described and illustrated, along with anatomical terms which clarify the characters and terminology used in the keys; few other resources for beetle identification include such a detailed morphological background. A chapter on the fossil record is also included, and family sections provide full descriptions of adults and larvae, including the world distribution of each family. The revised identification keys (currently recognised as one of the most valuable keys worldwide) will aid quarantine agents, biologists and students in identifying members of the most species-rich order of animals.

Evolution and the Diversity of Life

Selected Essays
Author: Ernst Mayr
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674271050
Category: Science
Page: 721
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The diversity of living forms and the unity of evolutionary processes are themes that have permeated the research and writing of Ernst Mayr, a Grand Master of evolutionary biology. The essays collected here are among his most valuable and durable: contributions that form the basis for much of the contemporary understanding of evolutionary biology.

Mosquito Ecology

Field Sampling Methods
Author: M. W. Service
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940111868X
Category: Science
Page: 988
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Numerous methods have been devised to catch mosquitoes and many approaches employed to study their ecology and behaviour but until the first edition of this book in 1976 there was no comprehensive guide to mosquito ecology. New work on the topic has meant that this completely revised and updated second edition was required.

The Discovery of Evolution

Author: David Young
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521868033
Category: Science
Page: 281
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A compelling journey of discovery uncovering some of the mysteries of evolution.

Biology of the Springtails

(Insecta: Collembola)
Author: Stephen P. Hopkin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019158925X
Category: Science
Page: 340
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Springtails are the most numerous and wide-spread insects in terrestrial ecosystems. They are important ecotoxicological test organisms and have been used extensively to indicate the effects of environmental pollutants and different agricultural regimes on biodiversity in soils. This comprehensive work by the co-author of The biology of millipedes is the only single-volume review of the biology of springtails in the English language to appear this century. The book covers classification, behaviour, physiology, evolution, ecology, and ecotoxicology. An extensive reference section with more than 2500 entries is included together with a complete list of all Collembola genera, a list of studies on the effects of chemicals on springtails, and reference to species checklists for most countries of the world.

Aquatic Entomology

Author: Jill Lancaster,Barbara J. Downes
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191669881
Category: Science
Page: 304
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Aquatic insects are the dominant invertebrate fauna in most freshwater ecosystems, and figure prominently in the work of a diverse range of researchers, students, and environmental managers. Often employed as indicators of ecosystem health, aquatic insects are also commonly used as model systems to test hypotheses in ecological topics including metapopulation and metacommunity dynamics, recruitment limitation, trophic interactions, and trophic networks. Due to their complex life cycles, aquatic insects must master both terrestrial and aquatic environments, crossing these ecosystem boundaries during different stages of development and reproduction. In this wide-ranging text, life under and on top of the water surface are covered in unusual detail, including the biomechanics of life in water, locomotion underwater and on surface films, gas exchange, physico-chemical stressors, feeding, sensory perception and communication, reproduction, egg-laying and development, and the evolution of aquatic habits. The threatened status of freshwaters around the world, coupled with an expanding population of researchers and managers charged with their well-being, signals the importance of such a book as many individuals seek to understand how insects function in these often challenging physical environments. Interest in freshwaters may never have been higher with ever-increasing conflict between water allocation for human (agricultural) use and conservation. Aquatic Entomology is suitable for graduate students, researchers, and managers interested in the subject from a perspective of either basic or applied ecology. It will also be a valuable supplementary text for courses in limnology or freshwater ecology, entomology, and water resource management.