The chapters in this volume have an international authorship and include some valuable data compilations that have not previously been assembled. Researchers in insect behaviour should be aware of the discoveries and theories based on other animals such as birds and mammals and the chapter on ethology ensures that insect data are placed in perspective. The tremendous explosion in knowledge and understanding of pheromones in the last decade is reflected in this volume, where six of the l5 chapters are concerned with the physiology and behaviour of insects under the influence of pheromones. More complex patterns of animal behaviour are described in chapters on feeding, courtship and mating, and migration, while features underlying the mechanisms of behavioural activity are covered in chapters on learning, colour change, chemical control and genetic analysis. Each chapter is fully illustrated and referenced and will prove invaluable not only f
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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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Book Description Pergamon Press, Tarrytown, New York, U.S.A., 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Ex-Library Cond Book. VOLUME 9 ONLY; First Edition. 735 pgs. Covers: ethology; neurobiology of pheromone perception; sex pheromones; alarm pheromones; the role of other perhomones, allomones and kairomones in the behavioral responses of insects; aggregation pheromones; genetic analysis of behavior in insects; migration; the behavior of parasitoids; feeding behavior; behavioral and cellular studies of learning and memory in insects; color changes; insect mating and courtship behavior; chemical control of behavior; social behavior; indexes. Green boards with gold lettering. Usual library markings. Clean and tightly bound. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # B031754
Book Description Pergamon, 1986. Book Condition: Fair. Volume 9. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 4161267