A Dictionary of Entomology Edition 2

June 2011
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    24th June 2011
  • ISBN 9781845935429
  • Language English
  • Pages 1520 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.75"

This fully updated new edition of the Reference Reviews Top Ten Print Reference Source 2004 is a comprehensive, fully cross-referenced collection of terms, names and phrases used in entomology, incorporating an estimated 43,000 definitions. It is the only listing which covers insect anatomy, behavior, biology, ecology, histology, molecular biology, morphology, pest management, taxonomy and systematics. The origin, etymology, part of speech and definition of each term and phrase are all provided, including the language, meaning or root of each term and constituent parts.

The common names of insects, their scientific binomen and taxonomic classification are provided, with diagnoses of pest species in many cases. All insect order, suborder, superfamily, family and subfamily names are given, together with the diagnostic features of orders and families. With new and updated terms, particularly in molecular biology, phylogeny and spatial technology, this is an essential reference for researchers and students of entomology and related disciplines.

"This comprehensive dictionary is an indispensable resource for anyone working in the field of entomology....It will be of considerable importance to academic researchers, extension workers, professionals in various disciplines of applied entomology, and both undergraduate and graduate students. As such, it will be a significant addition to any university library. Summing Up: Essential."

- Choice

"[T]he most complete reference of its kind available today...this is an extraordinary work of the highest scholarship."

- American Entomologist

"Every serious entomologist should have a copy of this dictionary and physicians and veterinarians dealing with insect-transmitted infections need to have a copy to hand."

- Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

"A major work and an absolutely essential addition to any comprehensive entomological library, whatever its specialty."

- International Pest Control

Gordon Gordh

Gordon Gordh works in APHIS, Raleigh, USDA.

David H. Headrick

David H. Headrick is affiliated with California Polytechnic State University.