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Evolutionary Biology of Land Isopods

Authors: Warburg, Michael R.

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Already as a young boy, I used to walk with my late father, an ardent naturalist at heart, though to his regret not by profession, in the fields and woods on Mt. Carmel where we lived. My father, being largely an amateur ornithologist but also loving other vertebrates, was less inter­ ested in the little creatures(-the invertebrates) so abundant under stones. These were, more often then not, isopods which are particularly abundant in the Mediterranean region of northern Israel, and therefore not difficult to encounter (Fig. 1). Thus, my interest in the terrestrial isopods started at an early stage. Many years later, after graduating from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, I worked as an assistant to my late friend and colleague, Professor Michael Costa, at the Teachers Seminary in Oranim. One day I found on my desk a copy of Edney's (1954) paper: Woodlice and the land habitat, which my friend left for me knowing of my interest in this group. Therefore, due to the stimulus of Edney's paper, and the many interesting questions it raised in my mind, I developed a lifelong interest in this amazing crustacean group. My research in the ecophysiology of this group followed to a large extent the directions formulated by Edney and Cloudsley-Thompson whose name will be mentioned throughout this book. I am also indebted to the many stimulating discussions with my friends and colleagues C. S. Crawford, K. E. Linsenmair, and E.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Taxonomy

    Warburg, Prof. Dr. Michael R.

    Pages 1-3

  • The Integument and Moult

    Warburg, Prof. Dr. Michael R.

    Pages 4-12

  • The Brain, Endocrine Glands and Control of Physiological Functions

    Warburg, Prof. Dr. Michael R.

    Pages 13-24

  • Respiratory Organs and Respiration

    Warburg, Prof. Dr. Michael R.

    Pages 25-31

  • Excretory Organs and Excretion

    Warburg, Prof. Dr. Michael R.

    Pages 32-35

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolutionary Biology of Land Isopods
Authors
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-21889-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-21889-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-21891-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 161
Number of Illustrations
91 b/w illustrations
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