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The Biology of Centipedes

The Biology of Centipedes

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  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521034111

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  • This is a comprehensive account of centipede biology providing a critical review of the work covering anatomy, behaviour, reproduction and life history, predators and parasites, physiology, ecology and taxonomy. It is an important source-book of particular value to scientists working directly with this group and to soil ecologists and those more generally interested in arthropods, arthropod affinities and their evolution. This is a book from an internationally respected scientist and includes many first-hand accounts of his own work both on temperate and tropical species.

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    '…the beginner and even the advanced student of centipedes may be well advised to purchase this successful introduction. … More than 560 citations are included, which cover not only English-written studies, but also many written in German, French etc. Thus, the booklet helps the reader not familiar with these languages to learn about valuable results of articles going back to the century before last…' Hartmut Greven, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat-Dusseldorf

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    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521034111
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. External morphology and functional anatomy
    3. The integument, moulting and regeneration
    4. The musculature and endoskeleton
    5. The nervous system and sense organs
    6. Sensory responses and related behaviour
    7. Endocrinology
    8. The alimentary canal
    9. The poison glands
    10. Feeding and digestion
    11. The respiratory system
    12. The circulatory system
    13. Pigments
    14. Connective tissue and fat body
    15. Head glands
    16. The Malpighian tubules and nephridia
    17. The reproductive system and reproduction
    18. Post-embryonic development and life history
    19. Epidermal glands and their function, defence and predators
    20. Parasites
    21. Physiology and ecology
    22. Taxonomy
    23. Relationships of the chilopod orders
    24. The classification of the Chilopoda
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    J. G. E. Lewis

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