History of Insects

  • Authors
  • N. V. Belayeva
  • V. A. Blagoderov
  • V. Yu. Dmitriev
  • K. Yu. Eskov
  • A. V. Gorokhov
  • V. D. Ivanov
  • N. Yu. Kluge
  • M. V. Kozlov
  • E. D. Lukashevich
  • M. B. Mostovski
  • V. G. Novokshonov
  • A. G. Ponomarenko
  • Yu. A. Popov
  • L. N. Pritykina
  • A. P. Rasnitsyn
  • D. E. Shcherbakov
  • N. D. Sinitshenkova
  • S. Yu. Storozhenko
  • I. D. Sukatsheva
  • V. N. Vishniakova
  • Peter Vršanský
  • V. V. Zherikhin
  • Editors
  • Alexandr P. Rasnitsyn
  • Donald L.J. Quicke

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About this book


Insects are not dinosaurs – and they probably pose us more strange ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS puzzles and unexpected questions. A million extant species, that is sev- For A. P. Rasnitsyn, preparing of various parts of this book was s- eral times more than all other living taxa together, is still a very c- ported in part by grants: by the International Science Foundation, by servative estimate, and their real number is for sure many times more. the Leverhulme Trust to D. L. J. Quicke and M. G. Fitton; by the Royal They are incomparably diverse in terms of their size, structure and way Society Joint Project with the FSU to APR and E. A. Jarzembowski; by of life – and yet they are all small – by our standard at least – why? And ESF Project ‘Fossil Insects Network’; by RFFI grants 95-04-11105, they practically ignore the cradle of life, the sea – again, why? Of 98-04-48518; by the Smithsonian Institution and California Academy course, some survive and even reproduce in salt water, but nevertheless of Sciences; and by various help, including sharing unpublished very few of them are specialised for marine life.


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