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Published: 23 February 2021

784 Pages

7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190853167

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Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology

Fourth Edition

Author James B. Whitfield and Alexander Purcell III

Written for students who have completed an introductory course in biology, the fourth edition of Daly and Doyen's Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity presents the ideal balance of basic biological principles and in-depth treatment of insect classification, including keys for identifying more than four hundred families. In this fourth edition, James B. Whitfield, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, continues as lead author, bringing a wealth of expertise on molecular analysis relating to development and systematics.

New to this Edition:

  • Special interest boxes have been updated and cover recent developments in insect genomics, citizen science, evolution of insect flight, and the use of insect biomechanical features as inspiration for engineering design
  • Includes internet search terms to help students conduct productive web searches
  • Five taxonomic chapters have been extensively revised by experts in the respective groups: Chapter 18--Noninsect Hexapoda, Chapter 32--Psocoptera, Chapter 33--Phthiraptera, Chapter 34--Hemiptera, Chapter 35--Thysanoptera
  • Includes over 140 new current references (from 2012 to the present)
  • Upgraded illustration program includes more than 30 new and revised figures
  • New color photos in the insert and on the ARC illustrate the evolution of developmental patterns in insects and new technologies in comparative insect morphology

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