The Insects: Structure and Function

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Cambridge University Press, 2013 - Nature - 929 pages
Machine generated contents note: List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue / George C. McGavin; Part I. The Head, Ingestion, Utilization and Distribution of Food: 1. Head / Stephen J. Simpson; 2. Mouthparts and feeding / Stephen J. Simpson; 3. Alimentary canal, digestion and absorption / Angela E. Douglas; 4. Nutrition / Angela E. Douglas and Stephen J. Simpson; 5. Circulatory system, blood and the immune system / Angela E. Douglas and Michael T. Siva-Jothy; 6. Fat body / Deborah K. Hoshizaki; Part II. The Thorax and Locomotion: 7. Thorax / Graham K. Taylor; 8. Legs and locomotion / Graham K. Taylor; 9. Wings and flight / Graham K. Taylor; 10. Muscles / John C. Sparrow; Part III. The Abdomen, Reproduction and Development: 11. Abdomen / Leigh W. Simmons; 12. Reproductive system: male / Leigh W. Simmons; 13. Reproductive system: female / Leigh W. Simmons; 14. The egg and embryology / Michael R. Strand; 15. Postembryonic development / Stuart Reynolds; Part IV. The Integument, Gas Exchange and Homeostasis: 16. Integument / Hans Merzendorfer; 17. Gaseous exchange / Jon F. Harrison and Lutz Thilo Wasserthal; 18. Excretion and salt and water regulation / Julian Dow; 19. Thermal relations / John S. Terblanche; Part V. Communication; Section 1. Physiological Co-ordination within the Insect: 20. Nervous system / Stephen Rogers; 21. Endocrine system / Stuart Reynolds; Section 2. Perception of the Environment: 22. Vision / Michael F. Land and Lars Chittka; 23. Mechanoreception / Tom Matheson; 24. Chemoreception / Bronwen Cribb and David Merritt; Section 3. Communication with other Organisms: 25. Visual signals: colour and light production / Peter Vukusic and Lars Chittka; 26. Mechanical communication: producing sound and substrate vibrations / Ralf Heinrich; 27. Chemical communication: pheromones and chemicals with interspecific significance / Jeremy McNeil and Jocelyn G. Millar; Taxonomic index; Subject index.
 

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Contents

Head
3
Mouthparts and feeding
15
Alimentary canal digestion and absorption
46
Nutrition
81
Circulatory system blood and the immune system
107
Fat body
132
Thorax
149
Legs and locomotion
157
Integument
463
Gaseous exchange
501
Excretion and salt and water regulation
546
Thermal relations
588
Nervous system
625
Endocrine system
674
Vision
708
Mechanoreception
738

Wings and flight
193
Muscles
233
Abdomen
269
Reproductive system male
282
Reproductive system female
313
The egg and embryology
347
Postembryonic development
398
Chemoreception
771
Visual signals color and light production
793
Mechanical communication producing sound and substrate vibrations
824
Chemical communication pheromones and allelochemicals
857
Index
901
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R. F. Chapman (1930-2003) was an eminent insect physiologist and Professor in the Division of Neurobiology at the University of Arizona. His first four editions of The Insects have formed the standard text in the field for more than forty years.

Stephen J. Simpson is ARC Laureate Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences and Academic Director of the Perkins Centre for the study of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease at the University of Sydney. His core research aims are to understand swarming in locusts and to devise a new framework for studying nutrition. In 2012 he was awarded the Wigglesworth Medal from the Royal Entomological Society of London.

Angela E. Douglas is Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Insect Physiology and Toxicology at Cornell University, New York. Her research and teaching is motivated by the mechanisms underlying insect function and her core research interests are the overlapping topics of insect nutrition and interactions between insects and beneficial microorganisms. She is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and the Entomological Society of America.

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