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Textbook of Arthropod Anatomy

R. E. Snodgrass

Publisher: Cornell University Press
Pages: 378
eBook ISBN: 9781501740794


The facts of arthropod structure are presented in clear, easy-to-use fashion in this text by R. E. Snodgrass. Examples of each of the classes from trilobites to insects are given. Musculature and mechanism of legs, eyes, feeding apparatus, body, head, and organs of digestion, excretion, and reproduction are described and illustrated.

Over 640 drawings, most of them by the author, are arranged in 88 figures.


R. E. Snodgrass was for most of his life an entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He is the author of Anatomy of the Honey Bee, also from Cornell.


"A masterly piece of work, clearly presented and attractively printed."
- Quartrely Review of Biology

"The high caliber, the style of writing, the logical thinking, the personal verification of most of the details presented?even when they are credited to a previous author?and the many superbly drafted illustrations ( very few of which are copied) are typical of this author's works."
- Science