THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICAL AND VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY
by Richard C. Russell, Domenico Otranto & Richard L. Wall
2013, 440 pages, 16 color plates, excellent b/w illustrations. Arthropod transmitted infections continue to be a front-line issue in all regions of the world. Understanding the insects that transmit diseases, the mechanisms of infection and the resulting diseases is vital to doctors, veterinarians, public health workers and disease control agencies. This major reference examines the biology, classification and control of arthropods that cause disease in animals and humans. The morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny of fleas, flies, lice, mites, midges, mosquitoes, ticks and many other arthropods are described, with descriptions of their medical and veterinary significance, diseases they cause, insect distribution and global disease spread.
Updated, developed and reworked from Doug Kettle’s seminal Medical and Veterinary Entomology, this major reference work presents vital information in encyclopedia format, with alphabetical entries and an extensive index to make key facts easy to find.
Hardcover; 7 x 10″.
From a Review –
“…. any student, researcher, or health professional requiring a compendium of arthropod taxa of medical importance, the numerous pathogens they transmit, their biological and morphological characteristics, and the methods used to control them, will find this encyclopedia informative, sufficiently detailed in most instances, and easy to use.” – Basil D Brooke, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa
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