Insects, Science & Society

Insects, Science & Society

1st Edition - January 28, 1975

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  • Editor: David Pimentel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323156486

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Insects, Science, & Society documents the proceedings of a symposium of the same name celebrating the centennial of entomology at Cornell University. The symposium and the resulting book brought together some of the world's leading entomologists, who discussed recent advances in their diverse specialties. In commemorating the hundred years of entomology, the symposium also honors the founder of the department at Cornell, John Henry Comstock, whose investigations encompassed not only many aspects of entomology—insect taxonomy, morphology, and ecology—but also focused on practical problems of pest control. Starting with a discussion that provides a broad perspective of the interrelationship of insects, science, and society, the remainder of the book presents the contributions made by researchers at the symposium. These contributions are organized into five parts. Part I discusses aspects of the social implications of insects. Part II deals with communication among insects. Part III examines other interactions among insects and between insects and plants. Part IV covers insect population dynamics. Part V deals with insect pest management.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Centennial of Entomology



    The Comstock Heritage


    I. Insects and Their Social Implications

    Insects and Human Welfare

    The Evolutionary Significance of the Social Insects

    II. Communications Among Insects

    Natural Selection and Specialized Chorusing Behavior in Acoustical Insects

    Insect Communication—Chemical

    III. Patterns and Processes in Insect Interactions

    Insect Dispersal

    Utilization of Insect-Plant Interactions in Pest Control

    IV. Insect Population Dynamics

    The Dynamics of Insect Populations

    Parasites, Predators, and Population Dynamics

    V. Insect-Pest Management

    Pest Management: Organization and Resources for Implementation

    Pest Management: Concept to Practice

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323156486

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David Pimentel

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