Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry & Pharmacology : Volume 4

 
9780080308050: Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry & Pharmacology : Volume 4

In this volume, seven of the chapters deal with feeding and diet, which is reasonable since insects consume an estimated l5-20% of all the world's planted crops. Many insects even have a specialized larval feeding stage that usually occupies a different ecological niche to the adult and so does not compete for the adult's food stock. Other chapters describe the means by which insects maintain their water balance, nitrogen balance and temperature balance under a range of conditions. These involve regulation by hormonal and behavioural systems that are also described here. The l4 chapters are all extensively illustrated and referenced and therefore provide excellent summaries of current knowledge. They will be of great value to entomologists, zoologists and biologists in general.

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1986 The 240 authors of the separate chapters have done an excellent job and provided readable accounts that give the background to the subjects, the present views and in many cases suggestions what should be done next....The volumes are well written, well illustrated and have extensive tabular data....Though the volumes seem expensive they should be considered in terms of a piece of information equipment less than the price of a refrigerated centifruge, a HPLC system, a research microscope or a storage oscilloscope....it will be very useful to have this series of volumes in the laboratory where they can be constantly consulted. They will also be essential to those Departments who do not have an extensive range of journals in their library. -- International Journal of Biochemistry, vol. 18, no. 1

1986 The series as a whole is meant as an authoritative reference work and deserves to be called so. Each separate volume can also be considered as a valuable reference for the particular field concerned...The work will become a landmark for the students and may be the point from which new literature files will be started....The layout of the books, printed in 2 columns is pleasant and the quality of the paper is such that an excellent reproduction of figures, including photo-micrographs was possible. The work is a worthy successor to Rockstein's Physiology of Insecta and a valuable tool for the experimental entomologist. -- Entomologische Berichten, Deel 46

22 August 1989 An essential source of reference for scientists in university departments, agricultural and medical and research laboratories in the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries... Espcially valuable to researchers as a comprehensive introduction to the literature. -- Pergamon Press NY

April 1986 Although written for the laboratory worker, the field worker will find much of background relevance to his studies which will save him lengthy searches to the literature. -- European Journal of Forest Pathology

July 1989 These volumes ae an essential source of reference for scientists in university departments, agricultural and medical institutes and research laboratories in the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Each article may also be read independently, as a review of the particular subject, and will therefore be especially valuable to researchers embarking on a project in a new field, as a comprehensive introduction to the literature... In my opinion the "Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology" is a magnificent piece of scientific work, that deserves a central place in every entomological library. -- Entomolgia Generalis Vol 14 No's 3/4

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