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La Biologie des Orthoptères

Nature volume 143, page 622 (15 April 1939) | Download Citation



THE name of Dr. Lucien Chopard is in itself a guarantee of the value and reliability of this work. It constitutes the most up-to-date and comprehensive account of the order of insects with which it is concerned. The work is arranged in thirteen chapters, each accompanied by a selective bibliography of publications relating to it. Chapter i deals with geographical distribution, which also takes into account insular faunas and distribution in geological periods. Reproductive phenomena occupy two chapters, and these are followed by chapters on development and activity, on sound-production, on autotomy and regeneration, and on reflexes and means of defence. Among other chapters, those on variation and heredity and on rudiments of social life are also noteworthy.

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