Parasites in social insects by Paul Schmid-Hempel

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Insect societies,
  • Insects -- Parasites

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-380) and indexes.

Book details

StatementPaul Schmid-Hempel.
SeriesMonographs in behavior and ecology, Princeton paperbacks
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL496 .S36 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 409 p. :
Number of Pages409
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL350781M
ISBN 100691059233, 0691059241
LC Control Number98010164

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