History of Insects

Editors: Rasnitsyn, A.P., Quicke, Donald L. (Eds.)

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Insects are not dinosaurs – and they probably pose us more strange ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS puzzles and unexpected questions. A million extant species, that is sev- For A. P. Rasnitsyn, preparing of various parts of this book was s- eral times more than all other living taxa together, is still a very c- ported in part by grants: by the International Science Foundation, by servative estimate, and their real number is for sure many times more. the Leverhulme Trust to D. L. J. Quicke and M. G. Fitton; by the Royal They are incomparably diverse in terms of their size, structure and way Society Joint Project with the FSU to APR and E. A. Jarzembowski; by of life – and yet they are all small – by our standard at least – why? And ESF Project ‘Fossil Insects Network’; by RFFI grants 95-04-11105, they practically ignore the cradle of life, the sea – again, why? Of 98-04-48518; by the Smithsonian Institution and California Academy course, some survive and even reproduce in salt water, but nevertheless of Sciences; and by various help, including sharing unpublished very few of them are specialised for marine life.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction to Palaeoentomology

    Pages 1-63

  • Class Insecta Linné, 1758. The Insects (=Scarabaeoda Laicharting, 1781)

    Rasnitsyn, A. P.

    Pages 65-324

  • General Features of Insect History

    Pages 325-435

  • Appendix: Alphabetic List of Selected Insect Fossil Sites

    Pages 437-446

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History of Insects
Editors
  • A.P. Rasnitsyn
  • Donald L. Quicke
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47577-1
DOI
10.1007/0-306-47577-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0026-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5830-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 517
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