Human-Insect Interactions


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Human-Insect Interactions Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Inc Pages: 428 Illustrations and other contents: 56 Tables, black and white; 4 Illustrations, color; 118 Illustrations, black and white; 56 Tables, black and white; 4 Illustrations, color; 118 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9781498719490 Categories: , , , , , , ,

This book presents a 360-degree picture of the world of insects and explores how their existence affects our lives: the “good, bad, and ugly” aspects of their interactions with humankind. It provides a lucid introductory text for beginning undergraduate students in the life sciences, particularly those pursuing beginner courses in entomology, agriculture, and botany.

Weight1.111 kg


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In Human-Insect Interaction, Sergey Govorushko begins with an important reminder: "Insects are the most numerous class of living organisms on Earth. You cannot find a human who is not in contact with them." Govorushko describes human-insect interaction encyclopedically, using tables, photographs, and maps, along with extensive in-text citations. [She] generates appreciation for insects and a deeper understanding of their role in the web of life, enumerating the anthropogenic threats faced by insects through pollution, climate change, habitat loss, pesticide use, monocrop agriculture, and the introduction of non-native species. She also highlights how the loss of insect populations will have unknown consequences for human welfare and well-being. -- Leslie Irvine, University of Colorado Boulder, in Symbolic Interaction (2019), ISSN: 0195-6086 print/1533-8665 online.

Author Biography

Sergey Govorushko is a chief research scholar at the Pacific Geographical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor at the Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok). Sergey Govorushko received his PhD from the Institute of Geography (Moscow), Russian Academy of Sciences. His research activities focus on the interaction between humanity and the environment, including the impact of nature on humanity; the impact of humanity on the environment; and assessment of the interaction (environmental impact assessment, environmental audit, etc.). He has authored 11 and co-authored 16 monographs.