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  • © 2008

Encyclopedia of Entomology

  • Small enough to serve as a desk-top reference, but complete enough to be a valuable reference work for any library

  • Now fully indexed, and available online in a searchable format

  • Now richly illustrated, presented in the form of 128 color plates

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Table of contents (5223 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lxiii
  2. A

    1. Abafi-Aigner, Lajos (Ludwig Aigner)

      • George Hangay
      Pages 1-1
    2. Abaxial Surface

      Pages 2-2
    3. Abbott, John

      Pages 2-2
    4. Abbott' s Formula

      Pages 2-2
    5. Abdomen

      Pages 2-2
    6. Abdomen of Hexapods

      • Severiano F. Gayubo
      Pages 3-8
    7. Abdominal Pumping

      Pages 8-8
    8. Abiotic Disease

      Pages 8-8
    9. Abiotic Factors

      Pages 8-8
    10. Abnormality

      Pages 8-8
    11. Abrocomophagidae

      Pages 8-8
    12. Acanaloniidae

      Pages 8-8
    13. Acanthmetropodidae

      Pages 8-8
    14. Acanthosomatidae

      Pages 9-9
    15. Acaricide

      Pages 9-9
    16. Acaricides or Miticides

      • Marjorie A. Hoy
      Pages 9-21
    17. Accessory Cell

      Pages 21-21

About this book

The Encyclopedia of Entomology brings together the expertise of more than 450 distinguished entomologists from 40 countries to provide a worldwide overview of insects and their close relatives. Combining the basic science of an introductory text with accurate, comprehensive detail, the Encyclopedia is a reliable first source of reference for students and working professionals. Coverage includes insect classification, behavior, ecology, genetics and evolution, physiology, and management, and references to relevant literature. All the major arthropod groups are addressed, along with many important families and species. The Encyclopedia places special emphasis on insect relationships with people, medical entomology, biological control and insect pathology. This important work also presents biographical sketches of hundreds of entomologists who have made important contributions to the discipline since its origin. The new Second Edition is fully indexed, and includes more than 120 color plates.
The four-volume Encyclopedia of Entomology is a handy desk-top reference for entomologists, and a valuable source of information for scientists and students in agronomy, botany, disease biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, forestry, genetics, horticulture, parasitology, toxicology, and zoology. It is also available as an easily accessible, fully searchable online reference.

Keywords

  • Insect Behavior
  • Insect Ecology
  • Insect History
  • Insect Management
  • Insect Physiology
  • Insect Taxonomy
  • Insects
  • Model invertebrates

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"The text is abundantly illustrated with photographs and line drawings. The colour plates are generally very good and highly attractive … . should be in all institutional libraries whose clientele have interests in entomology or pest management." (T. R. New, Journal of Insect Conservation, Vol. 13 (2), 2009)

"This second edition of Capinera’s Encyclopedia of Entomology draws on the expertise of over 450 contributors … . Black-and-white illustrations and photographs are used throughout the work to good effect. … Overall this is a succinct, clearly written introduction to the field of entomology. It will appeal to both those new to the field as well as those seeking more detailed information and further reading. … I think this will be a useful reference tool … ." (Mary Robinson, Reference Reviews, Vol. 23 (5), 2009)

Editors and Affiliations

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

    John L. Capinera

About the editor

John Capinera is chairman of the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida, and formerly headed the Entomology Department at Colorado State University. He is a fellow of the Entomological Society of America, and an authority on insect ecology and pest management.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 649.99
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-6359-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 799.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)