Cornell University

Book Talk: The Insects--Structure and Function

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Mann Library, Room 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Insects are the most successful multi-cellular organism on our planet, and new, fascinating discoveries about them help us understand the natural world.

Reginald Chapman’s The Insects has been the standard textbook in the field since the first edition was published more than forty years ago. Building on the strengths of the original text, the new edition brings us up-to-date for the molecular era and includes nearly 600 illustrations.

Join us for a talk with Dr. Angela E. Douglas, editor of the 5th edition, to hear about her new book, written by a team of eminent insect physiologists. Angela Douglas is the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Insect Physiology and Toxicology at Cornell University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and the Entomological Society of America. The focus of the book is on form and function, bringing together basic anatomy and physiology and how these relate to behaviour. The new comprehensive edition is essential for students, researchers, and entomologists.

Light refreshments and book signing will follow. This Chats in the Stacks book talk is funded by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund at Mann.

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Lynn Bertoia

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Angela E. Douglas

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Department of Entomology, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics

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