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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
1 Introduction to the Arthropods 1
2 What One Sees on the Outside--External Features of Insects 14
3 The Internal Organization 39
4 Growth and Metamorphosis 58
5 The Arachnids--Spiders, Scorpions, Mites, and Other Eight-Legged Wonders 75
6 The "Other" Arthropods 119
7 Oldies but Goodies 136
8 Insects Fly! 144
9 Jumpers and Strollers--Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Walkingsticks 155
10 Variety Is the Spice of Life--Some Minor, but Interesting, Insect Orders 171
11 Roach Cities and Assassin Cousins 182
12 Lousy Nitpickers 202
13 Life on an All-Fluid Diet 212
14 Insect Bruisers and Their Lacewinged Cousins 252
15 City Builders That Rule 296
16 Scale-Winged Beauties and Custom Homebuilders 339
17 "Gift" Bearers of Plague--or a Plump Insect Wedding Present 377
18 Marvels 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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