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The Resource Insects : evolutionary success, unrivaled diversity, and world domination, David B. Rivers

Insects : evolutionary success, unrivaled diversity, and world domination, David B. Rivers

Label
Insects : evolutionary success, unrivaled diversity, and world domination
Title
Insects
Title remainder
evolutionary success, unrivaled diversity, and world domination
Statement of responsibility
David B. Rivers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Designed as an introduction to the intriguing world of insect biology, this book examines familiar entomological topics in nontraditional ways. Author David B. Rivers give important concepts relatable context through a pop culture lens. He also covers subjects not typically included in entomology textbooks, including the impact of insects on the human condition, the sex lives of insects, forensic entomology, and the threats that some insects pose to humanity.--COVER
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivers, David
Dewey number
595.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL463
LC item number
.R58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Insects
Label
Insects : evolutionary success, unrivaled diversity, and world domination, David B. Rivers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An introduction to insects: Busting the myths, lies, and urban legends -- 2. History of entomology : a discipline founded on death -- 3. Insects are not all bad : beneficial aspects of insect-human interactions -- 4. Insects shaping human civilization : turns out they might be bad after all -- 5. "Dressed" for success : the insect body plan -- 6. The insect's new clothes : growing by shedding -- 7. Insect Facebook : the basics of insect classification -- 8. Insects are phat but not fat : diet, nutrition, and food assimilation -- 9. Sex in the city and everywhere else : insect reproductive strategies -- 10. You can teach an insect new tricks : learning and memory in six-legged beasts -- 11. Instant messaging in the insect world : communication with kin and non-kin -- 12. Small but fortified : insects are not defenseless -- 13. Life on the edge : coping with stress -- 14. Revenge of the humans : insects as the hunted -- 15. Forensic entomology : insects as tools in legal investigations -- 16. Insect mercenaries : weapons for human warfare and national security -- 17. Invasive and elusive : new insect threats to the human condition
Control code
ocn948805339
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 474 pages
Isbn
9781421421704
Lccn
2016018627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrtions (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948805339
Label
Insects : evolutionary success, unrivaled diversity, and world domination, David B. Rivers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An introduction to insects: Busting the myths, lies, and urban legends -- 2. History of entomology : a discipline founded on death -- 3. Insects are not all bad : beneficial aspects of insect-human interactions -- 4. Insects shaping human civilization : turns out they might be bad after all -- 5. "Dressed" for success : the insect body plan -- 6. The insect's new clothes : growing by shedding -- 7. Insect Facebook : the basics of insect classification -- 8. Insects are phat but not fat : diet, nutrition, and food assimilation -- 9. Sex in the city and everywhere else : insect reproductive strategies -- 10. You can teach an insect new tricks : learning and memory in six-legged beasts -- 11. Instant messaging in the insect world : communication with kin and non-kin -- 12. Small but fortified : insects are not defenseless -- 13. Life on the edge : coping with stress -- 14. Revenge of the humans : insects as the hunted -- 15. Forensic entomology : insects as tools in legal investigations -- 16. Insect mercenaries : weapons for human warfare and national security -- 17. Invasive and elusive : new insect threats to the human condition
Control code
ocn948805339
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 474 pages
Isbn
9781421421704
Lccn
2016018627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrtions (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948805339

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