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Encyclopedia of Entomology

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The Encyclopedia of Entomology brings together the talents of over 350 distinguished entomologists from 36 countries to provide a detailed, global overview of insects and their close relatives, including taxonomy, behavior, ecology, physiology, history, and management. All the major groups of arthropods are treated, as are many important families and individual species. The Encyclopedia also covers physiology, genetics, ecology, behavior, insect relationships with people, medical entomology, and pest management. Detailed listings are also complemented by more than 1100 illustrations. Featured in this important work are unique biographical sketches of the hundreds of entomologists who have made important contributions to the discipline since its origin.
Presented in three volumes and including a fully searchable and easily accessed online version, the Encyclopedia of Entomology is the most complete reference work in this field. In addition to being a must for Entomology departments around the world, the Encyclopedia also serves as a handy reference for scientists and students in related areas of science such as agronomy, animal science, botany, ecology, human disease, evolutionary biology, forestry, genetics, horticulture, parasitology, toxicology and zoology.

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From the reviews:

"Libraries that can afford only one reference work concerning insects may want this one; it contains a remarkable amount of information….Highly recommended. All collections." (P. K. Lago, Choice, April 2005)

"The Encyclopedia of Entomology … provides a detailed global overview of insects and their close relatives … . This material is covered with a mixture of short dictionary style entries and longer essays. … The longer essays … are worthwhile and written in an accessible style. Authors of the essays include well-known textbook authors and distinguished entomologist for the contributors of the longer pieces. … The interface is quite useable. It has a simple uncluttered appearance and worthwhile standard features … ." (Joel Cummings, Reference Reviews, Vol. 17 (7), 2005)

"The book provides a broad overview of insects and their close relatives … . All major groups, families and species are treated with a strong selection of biographical sketches. … Provided with smart, shiny covers that will wear well, the work has 2,580 pages, continuously paginated, and about 900 entries of varying length. … There are about 1,100 figures, diagrams and photographs … . this would be the first book to be taken from the shelf for any student with an entomological essay to write." (G. R. Seamons, Reference Reviews, Vol. 19 (2), 2005)

"Kluwer published this encyclopedia of entomological science. … The book contains contributions from over 350 entomologists from 36 countries. … The simple illustrations in the Encyclopedia of Entomology are sufficient … . everybody who buys this encyclopedia, may fill in and send an inserted postcard to the publisher after which they will gain free access to an on-line e-book, where searching for topics is easy." (O. Needvéd, European Journal of Entomology, Vol. 102, 2005)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Florida Dept. Entomology & Nematology, Gainesville, USA

    John L. Capinera

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