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Richard Gareth Davies

Richard Gareth Davies (born 20 June 1920) is a British entomologist and one-time professor of entomology at Imperial College,[1] at that time a constituent college of the federal University of London.[2]

Publications

In 1925, Augustus Daniel Imms published the first edition of A General Textbook of Entomology.[3] Its seventh edition appeared in 1948, the year before his death. By then it had become one of the standard entomological textbooks of its day; in 1958 it was described as having been "the standard reference work for over 30 years".[4] In 1942, Imms published a shorter, simpler version, Outlines of Entomology.[5] Further editions of both books were published up to the time of Imms' death in 1949,[6] the main textbook reaching the 7th edition,[7] the shorter version the 4th.[8]

After Imms' death, Owain Richards and Davies took on the task of keeping Imms' works up to date. Later editions were published as Imm's General Textbook of Entomology and Imm's Outlines of Entomology, with Richards and Davies given on the cover as the authors. The final 10th edition of the general textbook appeared in 1977.[9] It still is sufficiently significant to have been reprinted (in two softcover volumes).[10]

Davies' other publications include:

  • Computer Programming in Quantitative Biology 1971. Published by Academic Press. ISBN 978-0122062506

References

  1. ^ Richards, O.W. & Davies, R.G. (1977). Imms' general textbook of entomology (10th ed.). London: Chapman & Hall. ISBN 978-0-412-15210-8.
  2. ^ Who's Who of British Scientists 1980/81 (3rd ed.). Simon Books Limited. 1980. p. 121. ISBN 0862290015.
  3. ^ Imms, A.D. (1925). A general textbook of entomology, including the anatomy, physiology, development and classification of insects. London: Methuen. OCLC 5785869.
  4. ^ Varley, G.C. (1958). "An Entomological Classic". Journal of Animal Ecology. 27 (1): 162–163. doi:10.2307/2182. JSTOR 2182.
  5. ^ Imms, A.D. (1942). Outlines of Entomology. London: Methuen. OCLC 899090299.
  6. ^ "Dr. A. D. Imms, F.R.S". Nature. 156 (3972): 712. 1945. doi:10.1038/156712a0.
  7. ^ Imms, A.D. (1948). A general textbook of entomology, including the anatomy, physiology, development and classification of insects (7th ed.). London: Methuen. OCLC 875399017.
  8. ^ Imms, A.D. (1949). Outlines of Entomology (4th ed.). London: Methuen. OCLC 3522225.
  9. ^ Richards, O.W. & Davies, R.G. (1977). Imms' general textbook of entomology (10th ed.). London: Chapman & Hall. ISBN 978-0-412-15210-8.
  10. ^ Imms' General Textbook of Entomology: Volume I: Structure, Physiology and Development (Science Paperbacks) Paperback – November 10, 1977 by A.D. Imms (Editor), O.W. Richards (Editor), R.G. Davies (Editor) 10th ed ISBN 978-0412152108 and Vol 2, November 28, 2014 ISBN 978-9401704748 Pub. Springer


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