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Encyclopedia of medical and veterinary entomology.


Encyclopedia of medical and veterinary entomology.

Russell, Richard C. and Domenico Otranto, Richard Wall.

CABI Publishing


429 pages




Russell (University of Sydney, AU), Otranto (University of Bari, Italy), and Wall (University of Bristol, UK) present the wider range of arthropods of medical and veterinary importance. The updated encyclopedia begins with an introduction to the creatures and their context, discuss diseases caused by pathogens, the insect as pathogen, and mechanical biological transmission. It treats forensic entomology and covers emerging issues, such as the resurgence of many insect vectors and vector-borne diseases. The authors aim to provide doctors, veterinarians, disease control agencies, and public health workers with updated vital information on the insects that cause disease. There are 36 alphabetized entries in encyclopedic format. The encyclopedia is clear and concise with each entry having an introduction, taxonomy, morphology, life cycles, behavior, bionomics, medical and veterinary importance, and prevention and control sections. It is an essential resource for researchers and students as well. There is a selected bibliography at the end of each chapter, and a multitude of line drawings and color photographs. Distributed in the US by Stylus Publishing.

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Date:Oct 1, 2013
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