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Download Archaeognatha (Handbook of Zoology, Volume 4, Arthropda : Insecta, Part 37)
Author: Helmut Sturm and Ryuichiro Machida | Isbn: 9783110170580 | File size: 7.9 Mb | Year: 2001 | Pages: 213 | Language: German | File format: DJVU | Category: Animals
A comprehensive reference book of the Archaeognatha. These insects are of key importance in understanding the evolution of insects in general. The goal of this volume is to provide an overview of the current state of research on this outstandingly important insect group.
This book, written by two leading entomologists, is the best and most complete book on this primitive, apterygote insect order. Although without commercial importance, this group is key to understand the evolution and phylogeny of the major animal group in the earth: the insects. Archaeognatha probably dates from the Devonian times, in Paleozoic, the same time that witnesses the land invasion by the first vertebrates. The book cover very well all topics of the biology of the group, as systematics, evolution, behavior, morphology, embriology, ecology and biogeography. The drawings are excellent, and many pictures original, as those dealing with courtship. A definitive book for entomologists working with apterygote orders, and those interested in the evolution of hexapods. The only point against is the high price, which leaves the book far from the budget of many potential readers.