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DescriptionThis 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, behaviour, 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.
Table of contents
- 1: Foreword
- 2: Dictionary of Entomology
- 3: Appendix 1: Journal Titles
- 4: Appendix 2: Common Names References
Reviews of first edition "…the 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 speciality." International Pest Control "There is no doubt that this immense work is the most complete reference of its kind available today, or probably ever." Reference Reviews Second edition: "A review of the first edition suggested that it was the most complete reference of its kind available, and an extraordinary work of the highest scholarship. It is now bigger and better, how can one argue with these words?" Reference Reviews, Vol. 26 (3), 2012
received his PhD in Entomology in 1992 at the University of California, Riverside studying the taxonomy and evolution of reproductive behaviours of native California fruit flies in the family Tephritidae. During a four year post-doctoral position he worked on the taxonomy, behaviour and biology of hymenopterous parasitoids used in biological control programmes for agricultural crops. In 1997 he began a full time tenure-track faculty position at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in the Horticulture and Crop Science Department where he is responsible for teaching agricultural entomology, biological control and general entomology. He has 81 career publications and has received several teaching awards including the Friendship Award from the Shandong Provence of the People’s Republic of China in 1999, the California Polytechnic State University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005, and the Distinguished Educator Award from the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources.
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