1. The World of Insects

  1. H. F. van Emden

Published Online: 11 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118469347.ch1

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

How to Cite

van Emden, H. F. (2013) The World of Insects, in Handbook of Agricultural Entomology, John Wiley & Sons., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118469347.ch1

Author Information

  1. School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659137

Online ISBN: 9781118469347



  • world of insects;
  • insect diversity;
  • insects and humans;
  • human impact, on insect biology;
  • climate change/land practices;
  • domestication;
  • insects in forensic science;
  • insect classification;
  • peach–potato aphid;
  • insects, and exploitation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The diversity of insects

  • The impact of insects on us

  • The impact we have on insects

  • Exploitation of insects

  • Other uses humans make of insects

  • Insect classification