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Encyclopaedia of Arthropoda (In 3 Volumes)

Rajiv Tyagi (Author) Arvind N Shukla (Author)
Synopsis Phylum Arthropoda (Gr. Arthros=joint; pods=foot) contains the great majority of the known animals, about one million species, and many of them are enormously abundant as individuals. It includes such common and well-known forms as the crabs, shrimps, insects, spiders, scorpions, ticks, centipedes, as well as a host of other less familiar forms. The Crustacea, Arachnida and Insecta are kept under an independent group, the Arthropoda.Arthropoda are triploblastic, bilaterally symmetrical, metamerically segmented animals. Body segments usually bear paired lateral and jointed appendages. Digestive system complete; mouthparts adapted for various modes of feeding. Circulatory system opens with a dorsal heart, arteries and blood sinuses. Respiration by general body surface, gills, tracheae or book-lungs. Excretory organs are green glands or Malpighian tubules. Nervous system with a dorsal nerve ring and a double ventral nerve cord. Sexes are general separate and sexual dimorphism is often exhibited by several forms. Fertilization is internal. Development is usually indirect through larval stages.This work in three volumes contains encyclopaedic information on the phylum Arthropoda. The entire information is presented scientifically. Profusely illustrated the authoritative information gathered herein will prove of utmost use to students, teachers and researchers in the field concerned.
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About the authors

Rajiv Tyagi

Rajiv Tyagi obtained M.Sc. (Zoology) from Meerut University (presently Chaudhary Charan Singh University) Meerut with Ist division. He studies Entomology as a special paper. He is an active and talented researcher. His field of interest is Endocrinology. He was awarded Ph.D in the field of interest in Endocrinology. He was awarded Ph.D in the field of Reproductive Physiology. He had been teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students in the capacity of permanent lecturer in the Department of Zoology, M.M. College, Modi Nagar. Dr. Tyagi is a seasoned teacher, and participated in many national and international conferences. He is an active member and fellow of many societies and associations. He has edited many books.

Arvind N Shukla

Dr. Arvind N. Shukla (b. 1970) obtained his M. Sc. (Zoology) from A.P.S. University, Rewa and was awarded Ph.D. from Vikram University, Ujjain. Recipient of many awards, Dr. Shukla has published 16 research papers in national and international journals of repute. He has participated in many national and international conferences. A seasoned teacher, currently he is Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Zoology, Govt. Vikram College, Khachraud, Dist. Ujjain (M.P.).

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Title Encyclopaedia of Arthropoda (In 3 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126111688
length viii+413p., viii+434p.; viii+513p., 23cm.