Medical and Veterinary Entomology
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Second Edition, has been fully updated and revised to provide the latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance. Each chapter is structured with the student in mind, organized by the major headings of Taxonomy, Morphology, Life History, Behavior and Ecology, Public Health and Veterinary Importance, and Prevention and Control.

This second edition includes separate chapters devoted to each of the taxonomic groups of insects and arachnids of medical or veterinary concern, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Internationally recognized editors Mullen and Durden include extensive coverage of both medical and veterinary entomological importance.

This book is designed for teaching and research faculty in medical and veterinary schools that provide a course in vector borne diseases and medical entomology; parasitologists, entomologists, and government scientists responsible for oversight and monitoring of insect vector borne diseases; and medical and veterinary school libraries and libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 637 pages
  • 222 x 278 x 38mm | 2,118.27g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • approx. 440 illustrations (150 in full color)
  • 0123725003
  • 9780123725004
  • 1,082,885

Table of contents

1 INTRODUCTION
Lance A. Durden and Gary R. Mullen

2 MORPHOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS OF PARASITIC ARTHROPODS
Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena

3 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES
William K. Reisen

4 FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGY
William L. Krinsky

5 COCKROACHES (BLATTARIA)
Richard J. Brenner and Richard D. Kramer

6 LICE (PHTHIRAPTERA)
Lance A. Durden and John E. Lloyd

7 TRUE BUGS (HEMIPTERA)
William L. Krinsky

8 BEETLES (COLEOPTERA)
William L. Krinsky

9 FLEAS (SIPHONAPTERA)
Lance A. Durden and Nancy C. Hinkle

10 FLIES (DIPTERA)
Robert D. Hall and Reid R. Gerhardt

11 MOTH FLIES AND SAND FLIES (PSYCHODIDAE)
Louis C. Rutledge and Raj K. Gupta

12 BITING MIDGES (CERATOPOGONIDAE)
Gary R. Mullen

13 BLACK FLIES (SIMULIIDAE)
Peter H. Adler and John W. McCreadie

14 MOSQUITOES (CULICIDAE)
Woodbridge A. Foster and Edward D. Walker

15 HORSE FLIES AND DEER FLIES (TABANIDAE)
Bradley A. Mullens

16 MUSCID FLIES (MUSCIDAE)
Roger D. Moon

17 TSETSE FLIES (GLOSSINIDAE)
William L. Krinsky

18 MYIASIS (MUSCOIDEA, OESTROIDEA)
Philip J. Scholl, E. Paul Catts, and Gary R. Mullen

19 LOUSE FLIES, KEDS, AND RELATED FLIES (HIPPOBOSCOIDEA)
John E. Lloyd

20 MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES (LEPIDOPTERA)
Gary R. Mullen

21 ANTS, WASPS AND BEES (HYMENOPTERA)
Hal C. Reed and Peter J. Landolt

22 SCORPIONS (SCORPIONES)
Gary R. Mullen and Scott A. Stockwell

23 SOLPUGIDS (SOLIFUGAE)
Gary R. Mullen

24 SPIDERS (ARANEAE)
Gary R. Mullen and Richard S. Vetter

25 MITES (ACARI)
Gary R. Mullen and Barry M. OConnor

26 TICKS (IXODIDA)
William L. Nicholson, Daniel E. Sonenshine, Robert S. Lane, and Gerrit Uilenberg

27 MOLECULAR TOOLS IN MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY
Dana Nayduch


APPENDIX. ARTHROPOD-RELATED VIRUSES OF MEDICAL AND VETERINARY IMPORTANCE
Michael J. Turell

GLOSSARY

TAXONOMIC INDEX

SUBJECT INDEX
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Review Text

"Without a doubt the finest book available in English on the subject today."-- FLORIDA SCIENTIST from the previous edition
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Review quote

From previous edition:
"...highly recommended as a reference for public, college and university libraries..."
-CHOICE (February 2003)

"This volume should command a place in all libraries and on bookshelves."
-VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY (May 2003)

"... is without a doubt the finest book available in English on the subject today."
-FLORIDA SCIENTIST (2003)

"... an excellent book, probably the best text to comprehensively cover both medical and veterinary entomology."
-Mike Service for ANNALS OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY (2002)
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About Gary R. Mullen

Gary Mullen is Professor of Entomology emeritus in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University, AL, USA. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology at Cornell University before serving as medical entomologist and administrator of the Pennsylvania Vector Control Program, Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, PA. He joined the faculty of Auburn University in 1975 as a medical-veterinary entomologist, acarologist, and aquatic ecologist, teaching courses and conducting research at Auburn for 34 years. His major areas of research have focused on biting flies, notably mosquitoes and biting midges, and ticks as vectors of animal pathogens Lance Durden is Professor of Vector Ecology and Curator of the Insect Collection in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA. He earned a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of London, UK and has worked at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Auburn University in Alabama, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Maryland. He is the author or co-author of approximately 300 peer-reviewed publications including 24 book chapters and 7 books or monographs. His research focuses on ectoparasitic arthropods and vector-borne diseases.
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