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Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour.

Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. David Evans Walter and Heather Coreen Proctor. University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press, Sydney and CABI Publishing, Wallingford. 1999. 322 pp. A$95. ISBN 086840 5299 (UNSW Press), 085199 375 3 (CABI). Hardcover. In these hectic days, it’s rare that I can find the time to read a new textbook from cover to cover, but in this case, I made an exception. I admit that I’m biased in finding mites to be fascinating creatures that provide an endless source of marvels and surprises, but this book will make them the subject of wonder to any receptive reader The preface has a somewhat gloomy flavour, which, in light of the present downturn in Australian acarology, is not completely surprising. I would urge readers not to be deterred, and to read on to the wonders that lie beyond. Textbooks of invertebrate zoology tend to err on the side of po‐faced formality. This is no more. We now see that it is possible for an important textbook to be packed with factual information, while at the same time providing lively, irreverent, and even flippant entertainment. This is no relentless plod through the systematics and biology of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Journal of Entomology Wiley

Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour.

Australian Journal of Entomology , Volume 39 (2) – Apr 8, 2000

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1326-6756
eISSN
1440-6055
DOI
10.1046/j.1440-6055.2000.0152b.x
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Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. David Evans Walter and Heather Coreen Proctor. University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press, Sydney and CABI Publishing, Wallingford. 1999. 322 pp. A$95. ISBN 086840 5299 (UNSW Press), 085199 375 3 (CABI). Hardcover. In these hectic days, it’s rare that I can find the time to read a new textbook from cover to cover, but in this case, I made an exception. I admit that I’m biased in finding mites to be fascinating creatures that provide an endless source of marvels and surprises, but this book will make them the subject of wonder to any receptive reader The preface has a somewhat gloomy flavour, which, in light of the present downturn in Australian acarology, is not completely surprising. I would urge readers not to be deterred, and to read on to the wonders that lie beyond. Textbooks of invertebrate zoology tend to err on the side of po‐faced formality. This is no more. We now see that it is possible for an important textbook to be packed with factual information, while at the same time providing lively, irreverent, and even flippant entertainment. This is no relentless plod through the systematics and biology of

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Published: Apr 8, 2000

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