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Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 2: Inhabitants of a Changing Landscape) published.
This is the second of a planned three-volume series that provides an overview of Canada's grasslands and its associated insects, mites, and their close relatives. Volume 1 reviews the formation and extent of native grasslands and subsets of their associated arthropods. Volume 2 expands this focus with chapters on arthropods in agro-ecosystems.(K. D. Floate, editor. 2011. $46.10). Online ordering information will be posted shortly.

Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands. Volume 1: Ecology and Interactions in Grassland Habitats. This authoritative book is the first of a planned three volume series on Canada’s grassland arthropods. Targeting a broad audience, chapters review the biotic and abiotic attributes of different types of grasslands in Canada, and select grassland habitats and their associated arthropods. Publication of the series is intended to increase awareness of Canada’s vanishing grasslands, the rich diversity of arthropods that they support, and to provide a baseline reference for future studies in these fascinating environments. (J.D. Shorthouse and K. D. Floate, editors. 2010. 358 pp. $45.95). To purchase this publication only please see http://www.volumesdirect.com/detail.aspx?ID=4598.

Insects of the Yukon. This authoritative book brings together work on the insects of the Yukon by 35 international experts, allowing a synthesis of zoogeographical information about the fauna of the region. (H.V. Danks and J.A. Downes, editors. 1997. x + 1034 pp., hard cover.

Discounted price: $22.00 (CDN), $37.00 (U.S.), $57.00 (Int.)

Terrestrial arthropods of peatlands, with particular reference to Canada. Characterizes the fauna of these habitats by treatments of a range of taxonomic groups and by the results of two general surveys, providing an excellent baseline for future studies in peatlands. (A.T. Finnamore and S.A. Marshall (eds). 1994. Mem. ent. Soc. Can. 169. 289 pp. $30)

Systematics and entomology: diversity, distribution, adaptation and application. Through treatments of a variety of topics, demonstrates the pervasive value and importance of studies in systematics from various perspectives. (G.E. Ball and H.V. Danks (eds). 1993. Mem. ent. Soc. Can. 165. 272 pp. $24)

Arthropods of Springs, with particular reference to Canada. Summarizes current information on the ecology and systematics of faunas of a variety of spring types, and suggests ways to define spring habitats and needs for future research. (D.D. Williams and H.V. Danks (eds). 1991. Mem. ent. Soc. Can. 155. 217 pp. $18)

Spring Habitats and their faunas: An introductory bibliography. Intended to facilitate access to the available literature on springs, it lists and indexes 1,762 citations. (D.D. Williams and I.M. Smith. 1990. 156 pp. $12)

Illustrated Keys to the Families of Terrestrial Arthropods of Canada 1. Myriapods (millipedes, centipedes, etc.). A profusely illustrated guide to the Canadian and northern United States families of millipedes, centipedes, pauropods and symphylans. (D.K. McE. Kevan and G.G.E. Scudder. 1989. 88 pp., plasticized soft-cover. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", spiral-bound. $8).

Origins of the North American Insect Fauna.  Documents the complex history and diverse origins of the North American insect fauna, treating both vicariance and dispersal and the inflow of various faunal elements from different potential gateways. (J.A. Downes and D.H. Kavanaugh (eds). 1988. Mem. ent. Soc. Can. 144. 168 pp. $15)

Insect Dormancy: An Ecological Perspective. A critically acclaimed treatment of a subject of wide interest. The book is a comprehensive and well-documented synthesis from a new ecological orientation of information on how dormancy and related adaptations help to control insect life cycles. (H.V. Danks. 1987. 439 pp., hard cover. 6 1/4" x 10"). 
Out of print but available here in electronic format

Aquatic Insects of Peatlands and Marshes in Canada. Summarizes current knowledge on the systematics and ecology of aquatic insects from these habitats, and identifies needs for research on the structure and dynamics of insect faunas of these important wetland areas. (D.M. Rosenberg and H.V. Danks (eds). 1987. Mem. ent. Soc. Can. 140. 174 pp. $15)

Bibliography of Arctic Arthropods of the Nearctic Region. Indexed list of 1,382 papers dealing with terrestrial arthropods north of treeline in Canada, Alaska and Greenland. (H.V. Danks. 1981. Entomological Society of Canada, Ottawa. 125 pp. 6 1/2" x 10", soft cover. $5)

Arctic Arthropods: A review of systematics and ecology with particular reference to the North American fauna. The definitive treatment of arctic arthropods. Considers features of the northlands, and the composition, distribution, adaptation, environmental relationships and other aspects of the arthropods that survive north of the treeline. (H.V. Danks. 1981. Entomological Society of Canada, Ottawa. 608 pp. 6 1/2" x 10", hard cover. $25)

Temporal and Spatial Changes in the North American Insect Fauna. Considers earlier geographical and climatic situations, current ranges, and the influence of man, in assessing the range of processes that have contributed to the present day fauna of Canada. (J.A. Downes (ed). 1981. Can. Ent. 112 (11): 1089 - 1238 [1980]. $8)

Canada and Its Insect Fauna. The only complete baseline of information on the Canadian arthropod fauna. Through the work of sixty contributing authors, treats the physical environment of Canada and its history, habitats and arthropod distributions, the state of knowledge on each group, and the nature of the fauna. (H.V. Danks (ed). 1979. Mem. ent. Soc. Can. 108. 573 pp. $15)

These publications are available only from the Entomological Society of Canada. All prices include shipping. For details on ordering the above publications please contact: 

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