2006, 440 pages, 213 line drawings, 11 b/w photos, 2 color plates. Uncovers the highly intricate antagonistic as well as mutualistic interactions that have evolved between plants and insects. Discusses the operation of these mechanisms at the molecular and organismal levels and explicitly puts these in the context of both ecological interactions and evolutionary processes. This multidisciplinary approach will appeal to anyone interested in the principles underlying the relationships between the two largest groups of organisms on earth: plants and insects. Paperback: 7-1/4 x 9-1/2″.
INSECT-PLANT BIOLOGY, second edition
by Louis M. Schooonhoven, Joop J. A. van Loon & Marcel Dicke