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Transactions Of The Royal Entomological Society Of London
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-04
  • Category:
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN Code: 9781012298197

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Transactions Of The Royal Entomological Society Of London; Volume 2
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-04
  • Category:
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN Code: 9781012196042

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Transactions Of The Royal Entomological Society Of London; Volume 1909
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08
  • Category:
  • Pages : 824
  • ISBN Code: 9781012520595

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The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London for the Year 1893 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society Of London
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN Code: 9780656993871

Summary: Excerpt from The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London for the Year 1893 Public. First Series, 4 volumes (1834 - 1849) Price 4 13 0 Second Series, 5 volumes (1850 - 1861) 8 0 0 Third Series, 5 volumes (1862 - 1869) 11 O The Transactions for the year 1868 1 0 1869 1 2 1870 1 8 2 5 0 1871 1 5 1 2 116 112 1 2 3 0 0 1876 1 12 1877 1 1878 1 0 1879 1 2 0 1880. 0 19 0 1881 1 16 0 1882 1 10 0 1883 1 7 0 1884 1 8 0 1 6 O 1886 1 6 0 1887 1 6 115 0 1889 1 16 6 1890 1 19 0 116 0 1892 1 9 O 1893 1 6. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.




The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 770
  • ISBN Code: 9781010497523

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Transactions Of The Royal Entomological Society Of London; Volume 1916
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-04
  • Category:
  • Pages : 952
  • ISBN Code: 9781012196066

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The Psocoptera of Tropical South East Asia
  • Author : Tim New,C. Lienhard
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2007-04-24
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN Code: 9004149023

Summary: A synopsis of the bark lice and book lice (Psocoptera) recorded from tropical Southeast Asia, including illustrated keys to all families and genera, together with distributional and biological notes, comprehensive references and a checklist of regional species.


Transactions, Volume 16
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Arkose Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Category:
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN Code: 9781346153889

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The Transactions Of The Entomological Society Of London;
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 9781010493051

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The Transactions Of The Entomological Society Of London;
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-27
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN Code: 9781011597291

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The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London for the Year 1891
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-08
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN Code: 9780530620480

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The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London;
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 652
  • ISBN Code: 9781010499190

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Transactions of the Entomological Society of London;
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Sagwan Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-07
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN Code: 9781376915006

Summary: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Transactions of the Entomological Society of London
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Palala Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-07
  • Category:
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN Code: 9781341854866

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The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London;
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-23
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 756
  • ISBN Code: 9781010908142

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Hydrophiloidea-Staphylinoidea
  • Author : Ivan Löbl,Daniel Löbl
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2015-07-27
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 1736
  • ISBN Code: 9004296859

Summary: The Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera provides information about all beetles occurring in Europe, North Africa and Asia north of the tropics.


The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1916 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society Of London
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-09
  • Category:
  • Pages : 952
  • ISBN Code: 9780266002901

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The Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Author : The Society
  • Publisher : Hardpress Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-08-05
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 762
  • ISBN Code: 9781318546039

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Australian Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Volume 1
  • Author : Adam Slipinski,Hermes Escalona
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release Date : 2013-09-20
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN Code: 1486300049

Summary: Longhorn Beetles — Cerambycidae are one of the most easily recognised groups of beetles, a family that worldwide encompasses over 33,000 species in 5,200 genera. With over 1,400 species classified in 300 genera, this is the sixth largest among 117 beetle families in Australia. These beetles often attack and kill living forest or orchard trees and develop in construction timber (like European House borer, introduced to WA), causing serious damages. Virtually all Cerambycidae feed on living or dead plant tissues and play a significant role in all terrestrial environments where plants are found. Larvae often utilise damaged or dead trees for their development, and through feeding on rotten wood form an important element of the saproxylic fauna, speeding energy circulation in these habitats. Many species are listed as quarantine pests because of their destructive role to the timber industry. This volume provides a general introduction to the Australian Cerambycidae with sections on biology, phylogeny and morphology of adult and larvae, followed by the keys to the subfamilies and an overview of the 74 genera of the subfamily Lamiinae occurring in Australia. All Lamiinae genera are diagnosed, described and illustrated and an illustrated key to their identification is provided. A full listing of all included Australian species with synonymies and bibliographic citations is also included.



The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London for the Year 1910 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author : Entomological Society Of London
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-08
  • Category:
  • Pages : 956
  • ISBN Code: 9780260594136

Summary: Excerpt from The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London for the Year 1910 Black the base of the mandibles, scape, base of the flagellum apex of the femora, tibiae and tarsi brownish yellow; abdomen ferruginous red. Wings hyaline, nervures testaceous. Length 6 mm. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



The Discovery of Evolution
  • Author : David Young
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-09
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN Code: 0521868033

Summary: A compelling journey of discovery uncovering some of the mysteries of evolution.


Ordering Life
  • Author : Kristin Johnson
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-15
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN Code: 1421406500

Summary: For centuries naturalists have endeavored to name, order, and explain biological diversity. Karl Jordan (1861–1959) dedicated his long life to this effort, describing thousands of new species in the process. Ordering Life explores the career of this prominent figure as he worked to ensure a continued role for natural history museums and the field of taxonomy in the rapidly changing world of twentieth-century science. Jordan made an effort to both practice good taxonomy and secure status and patronage in a world that would soon be transformed by wars and economic and political upheaval. Kristin Johnson traces his response to these changes and shows that creating scientific knowledge about the natural world depends on much more than just good method or robust theory. The broader social context in which scientists work is just as important to the project of naming, describing, classifying, and, ultimately, explaining life.


Evolution and the Diversity of Life
  • Author : Ernst Mayr
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 721
  • ISBN Code: 9780674271050

Summary: The diversity of living forms and the unity of evolutionary processes are themes that have permeated the research and writing of Ernst Mayr, a Grand Master of evolutionary biology. The essays collected here are among his most valuable and durable: contributions that form the basis for much of the contemporary understanding of evolutionary biology.


The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London for the Year 1914 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author : Royal Entomological Society Of London
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-06
  • Category:
  • Pages : 1054
  • ISBN Code: 9780265092378

Summary: Excerpt from The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London for the Year 1914 About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Mosquito Ecology
  • Author : M. W. Service
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 988
  • ISBN Code: 940111868X

Summary: Numerous methods have been devised to catch mosquitoes and many approaches employed to study their ecology and behaviour but until the first edition of this book in 1976 there was no comprehensive guide to mosquito ecology. New work on the topic has meant that this completely revised and updated second edition was required.


Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London
  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : Nabu Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04
  • Category:
  • Pages : 742
  • ISBN Code: 9781148633220

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Biology of Blood-Sucking Insects
  • Author : Mike Lehane
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9401179530

Summary: Blood-sucking insects are the vectors of many of the most debilitating parasites of man and his domesticated animals. In addition they are of considerable direct cost to the agricultural industry through losses in milk and meat yields, and through damage to hides and wool, etc. So, not surprisingly, many books of medical and veterinary entomology have been written. Most of these texts are organized taxonomically giving the details of the life-cycles, bionomics, relationship to disease and economic importance of each of the insect groups in turn. I have taken a different approach. This book is topic led and aims to discuss the biological themes which are common in the lives of blood-sucking insects. To do this I have concentrated on those aspects of the biology of these fascinating insects which have been clearly modified in some way to suit the blood-sucking habit. For example, I have discussed feeding and digestion in some detail because feeding on blood presents insects with special problems, but I have not discussed respiration because it is not affected in any particular way by haematophagy. Naturally there is a subjective element in the choice of topics for discussion and the weight given to each. I hope that I have not let my enthusiasm for particular subjects get the better of me on too many occasions and that the subject material achieves an overall balance.


Developmental Plasticity and Evolution
  • Author : Mary Jane West-Eberhard
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-03-13
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 916
  • ISBN Code: 9780198028567

Summary: The first comprehensive synthesis on development and evolution: it applies to all aspects of development, at all levels of organization and in all organisms, taking advantage of modern findings on behavior, genetics, endocrinology, molecular biology, evolutionary theory and phylogenetics to show the connections between developmental mechanisms and evolutionary change. This book solves key problems that have impeded a definitive synthesis in the past. It uses new concepts and specific examples to show how to relate environmentally sensitive development to the genetic theory of adaptive evolution and to explain major patterns of change. In this book development includes not only embryology and the ontogeny of morphology, sometimes portrayed inadequately as governed by "regulatory genes," but also behavioral development and physiological adaptation, where plasticity is mediated by genetically complex mechanisms like hormones and learning. The book shows how the universal qualities of phenotypes--modular organization and plasticity--facilitate both integration and change. Here you will learn why it is wrong to describe organisms as genetically programmed; why environmental induction is likely to be more important in evolution than random mutation; and why it is crucial to consider both selection and developmental mechanism in explanations of adaptive evolution. This book satisfies the need for a truly general book on development, plasticity and evolution that applies to living organisms in all of their life stages and environments. Using an immense compendium of examples on many kinds of organisms, from viruses and bacteria to higher plants and animals, it shows how the phenotype is reorganized during evolution to produce novelties, and how alternative phenotypes occupy a pivotal role as a phase of evolution that fosters diversification and speeds change. The arguments of this book call for a new view of the major themes of evolutionary biology, as shown in chapters on gradualism, homology, environmental induction, speciation, radiation, macroevolution, punctuation, and the maintenance of sex. No other treatment of development and evolution since Darwin's offers such a comprehensive and critical discussion of the relevant issues. Developmental Plasticity and Evolution is designed for biologists interested in the development and evolution of behavior, life-history patterns, ecology, physiology, morphology and speciation. It will also appeal to evolutionary paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, and teachers of general biology.


Lacewings in the Crop Environment
  • Author : P. K. McEwen,T. R. New,A. E. Whittington
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-07-05
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN Code: 9780521037297

Summary: Lacewings are predatory insects that attack and kill large numbers of insect pests. Lacewings in the Crop Environment addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of lacewing biology and their use in crop protection. After beginning with a section on lacewing systematics and ecology, the book reviews lacewings as predators in a wide variety of commercially important crops and examines the principles of using lacewings in pest control. The possible impact of genetically modified crops on lacewing populations is also discussed. Finally, a fascinating array of case studies of lacewing use in many crops from around the world is presented, and future uses of lacewings speculated upon. This essential and practical handbook will appeal to students, researchers of biological control, integrated pest management and agricultural science, and field workers using lacewings in pest management programs worldwide.