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The Biology of Centipedes - J. G. E. Lewis

The Biology of Centipedes

Paperback Published: 23rd February 2007
ISBN: 9780521034111
Number Of Pages: 488

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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

Preface
Introduction
External morphology and functional anatomy
The integument, moulting and regeneration
The musculature and endoskeleton
The nervous system and sense organs
Sensory responses and related behaviour
Endocrinology
The alimentary canal
The poison glands
Feeding and digestion
The respiratory system
The circulatory system
Pigments
Connective tissue and fat body
Head glands
The Malpighian tubules and nephridia
The reproductive system and reproduction
Post-embryonic development and life history
Epidermal glands and their function, defence and predators
Parasites
Physiology and ecology
Taxonomy
Relationships of the chilopod orders
The classification of the Chilopoda
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521034111
ISBN-10: 0521034116
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 23rd February 2007
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.61

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