Dennis S. Hill Agricultural Entomology

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Agricultural Entomology

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A global view of the insect groups that are of major significance to worldwide agriculture in its widest sense. It is intended for use as a college text and presupposes a basic knowledge of entomology. All the main insect groups and many of the important genera are illustrated with hundreds of black-and-white photographs and line drawings.Published at $89.95 Our last copies available at $44.98

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Dennis S. Hill is an English zoologist specializing in entomology, with considerable experience in agricultural entomology. His B.Sc. and MSc. degrees are from Hull University and his Ph.D. is from Hong Kong University. He has studied insects and lectured on entomology, ecology, and other subjects in diverse locations around the world. His published works include 14 books, 35 research papers, and numerous reports, reviews, and articles. Hill has also developed advisory literature and teaching manuals dealing with insects, crop pests, and community ecology.

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This new text presents "a global view of the insect groups that are of major significance to human resources." Many other volumes on insects restrict coverage to a single country or region or to the tropics or temperate zones. Adopting a global approach, Hill emphasizes the similarities and important differences among pests of the major continents, thus "bringing attention to insect species that might spread as pests to new geographical areas." The objective of the book is "to look at the Class Insecta (and some Arachnida) systematically and to indicate which are pest species and which are beneficial." The major emphasis is on crop pests, but some veterinary, forestry, ornamental plant, and selected medical pests are included.

Hill brings extensive professional experience to this effort. He has served as professor of crop protection at Alemaya University of Agriculture in Ethiopia and as senior lecturer in entomology at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of numerous works on insects, including Agricultural Insect Pests of the Tropics and Their Control (Cambridge, 1983) and Pests of Stored Products and Their Control (CRC, 1990).

Part A includes extensive introductory material on insect distributions, beneficial insects, and insect and mite pests. The main body of the work is part B, an examination of insect groups, life history, and important pest species. Entries describe the insects and note their distribution and the plants they attack. For example, the larvae of Hydrelli tritici (wheat leaf miner) mine leaves of wheat in temperate Australia. The user is assisted by a glossary, a lengthy bibliography, indexes of common and scientific names, and a subject index.

Agricultural Entomology is intended for use as a college text for specialized courses and assumes a basic knowledge of entomology. Particular care has been taken to provide detailed drawings and clear photographs in recognition that few students will have the experience of seeing these insects in the field. But Agricultural Entomology has reference value beyond classroom use. It is recommended for science collections supporting agricultural practice and research.

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