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Bugs Rule!:
An Introduction to the World of Insects
Whitney Cranshaw & Richard Redak

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Preface [in PDF format] | Chapter 1 [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi
1Introduction to the Arthropods 1
2What One Sees on the Outside--External Features of Insects 14
3The Internal Organization 39
4Growth and Metamorphosis 58
5The Arachnids--Spiders, Scorpions, Mites, and Other Eight-Legged Wonders 75
6The "Other" Arthropods 119
7Oldies but Goodies 136
8Insects Fly! 144
9Jumpers and Strollers--Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Walkingsticks 155
10Variety Is the Spice of Life--Some Minor, but Interesting, Insect Orders 171
11Roach Cities and Assassin Cousins 182
12Lousy Nitpickers 202
13Life on an All-Fluid Diet 212
14Insect Bruisers and Their Lacewinged Cousins 252
15City Builders That Rule 296
16Scale-Winged Beauties and Custom Homebuilders 339
17"Gift" Bearers of Plague--or a Plump Insect Wedding Present 377
18Marvels of the Air--Two-Winged Wonders 387
APPENDIX I: STATE INSECTS 425
APPENDIX II: LARGEST ARTHROPODS 431
APPENDIX III: SUMMARY OF FEATURES OF THE HEXAPOD ORDERS 435
GLOSSARY 459
INDEX 475

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