By William J. Bell,Edward O. Wilson

ISBN-10: 0801886163

ISBN-13: 9780801886164

ISBN-10: 1421421143

ISBN-13: 9781421421148

The cockroach is actually an evolutionary ask yourself. This definitive quantity presents an entire evaluation of suborder Blattaria, highlighting the variety of those extraordinary bugs of their typical environments. starting with a foreword by means of Edward O. Wilson, the ebook explores the attention-grabbing traditional historical past and behaviour of cockroaches, describing their a variety of colours, sizes, and shapes, in addition to how they circulation on land, in water, and during the air. as well as habitat use, nutrition, copy, and behaviour, Cockroaches covers elements of cockroach biology, akin to the connection among cockroaches and microbes, termites as social cockroaches, and the ecological influence of the suborder.

With over a hundred illustrations, an improved thesaurus, and a useful set of references, this paintings is destined to develop into the vintage ebook at the Blattaria. scholars and study entomologists can mine every one bankruptcy for brand spanking new principles, new views, and new instructions for destiny study.

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