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Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; Preface to the fourth edition; Preface to the fifth edition; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction to mosquitoes (Culicidae); 2. Anopheline mosquitoes (Anophelinae); 3. Culicine mosquitoes (Culicinae); 4. Black flies (Simuliidae); 5. Phlebotomine sand flies (Phlebotominae); 6. Biting midges (Ceratopogonidae); 7. Horse flies (Tabanidae); 8. Tsetse flies (Glossinidae); 9. House flies and stable flies (Muscidae) and latrine flies (Fanniidae); 10. Flies and myiasis; 11. Fleas (Siphonaptera); 12. Sucking lice (Anoplura); 13. Bedbugs (Cimicidae); 14. Triatomine bugs (Triatominae); 15. Cockroaches (Blattaria); 16. Soft ticks (Argasidae); 17. Hard ticks (Ixodidae); 18. Scabies mites (Sarcoptidae); 19. Scrub typhus mites (Trombiculidae); 20. Miscellaneous mites; Appendix: names of some chemicals and microbials used in vector control; Glossary of common terms relevant to medical entomology; Select bibliography; Index.
Mike Service is a world authority on medical entomology and has over 50 years experience of research and teaching in the field. He is Emeritus Professor of Medical Entomology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. In 1997 he was awarded the Sir Rickard Christophers medal by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and in 2002 the Harry Hoogstraal Medal by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, for research on medical vectors.
Reviews of the third edition: '... a very well written book that is well suited for its purpose as an introduction for students ... it would serve well as a quick refresher to the subject even for experienced medical entomologists.' The Lancet '... undergraduate and postgraduate masters students can continue to rely on this affordable and reliable basic introduction to the discipline of medical entomology.' Parasitology 'This is an easy to understand introduction to the field of medical entomology for more readers than just students of biology and entomology ... [another] appropriate title might be 'Medical Entomology for Health Care Providers and Public Health Practitioners'.' Doody's Review Service '... a 'must have' for those studying the discipline ... a continuing strength is its frequent updating cycle and the helpful addition and revision of the further reading section.' Richard D. Ward, Keele University