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An Introduction to Entomology

An Introduction to Entomology
Or, Elements of the Natural History of Insects

Volume 4

$56.00 (R)

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Publication planned for: February 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108065580

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  • A Cambridge-educated clergyman, William Kirby (1759–1850) published his first entomological work on the bees in his Suffolk parish. By contrast, the early writings of William Spence (c.1782–1860) were concerned with political economy. Having developed an interest in insects, Spence became acquainted with Kirby in 1805 and the pair collaborated on this influential four-volume illustrated work, originally published between 1815 and 1826. Spence researched for several months in the library of Sir Joseph Banks, to whom the work is dedicated, but illness later forced Kirby to complete the project. Significantly, he distanced himself from Spence's secular treatment of insect behaviour. Charles Darwin, who had the work with him aboard the Beagle, deemed this 'the best discussion on instincts ever published'. Volume 4 is reissued here in its first edition of 1826, which was in the Beagle's library. The volume explores anatomy and physiology, and includes a bibliography and indexes.

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    • Publication planned for: February 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108065580
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2019
  • Table of Contents

    37. Internal anatomy and physiology of insects (sensation)
    38. Internal anatomy and physiology of insects continued (respiration)
    39. Internal anatomy and physiology of insects continued (circulation)
    40. Internal anatomy and physiology of insects continued (digestion)
    41. Internal anatomy and physiology of insects continued (secretion)
    42. Internal anatomy and physiology of insects continued (reproduction)
    43. Internal anatomy and physiology of insects continued (motion)
    44. Diseases of insects
    45. Senses of insects
    46. Orismology, or explanation of terms
    47. System of insects
    48. History of entomology
    49. Geographical distribution of insects
    50. On entomological instruments, and the best methods of collecting, breeding, and preserving insects
    51. Investigation of insects
    Appendix
    Authors quoted
    Explanation of the plates
    Indexes.

  • Authors

    William Kirby

    William Spence

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