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The cockroach is truly an evolutionary wonder. This definitive volume provides a complete overview of suborder Blattaria, highlighting the diversity of these amazing insects in their natural environments. Beginning with a foreword by E. O. Wilson, the book explores the fascinating natural history and behavior of cockroaches, describing their various colors, sizes, and shapes, as well as how they move on land, in water, and through the air. In addition to habitat use, diet, reproduction, and behavior, Cockroaches covers aspects of cockroach biology, such as the relationship between cockroaches and microbes, termites as social cockroaches, and the ecological impact of the suborder. With over 100 illustrations, an expanded glossary, and an invaluable set of references, this work is destined to become the classic book on the Blattaria. Students and research entomologists can mine each chapter for new ideas, new perspectives, and new directions for future study.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Foreword
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. ONE: Shape, Color, and Size
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. TWO: Locomotion: Ground, Water, and Air
  2. pp. 17-36
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  1. THREE: Habitats
  2. pp. 37-60
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  1. FOUR: Diets and Foraging
  2. pp. 61-75
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  1. FIVE: Microbes: The Unseen Influence
  2. pp. 76-88
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  1. SIX: Mating Strategies
  2. pp. 89-115
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  1. SEVEN: Reproduction
  2. pp. 116-130
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  1. EIGHT: Social Behavior
  2. pp. 131-149
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  1. NINE: Termites as Social Cockroaches
  2. pp. 150-164
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  1. TEN: Ecological Impact
  2. pp. 165-175
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 177-178
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 179-182
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  1. References
  2. pp. 183-223
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780801891755
Related ISBN
9780801886164
MARC Record
OCLC
646769575
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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