General References

Barenblatt, G. I. (1996). Scaling, Self-similarity, and Intermediate Asymp-totics. Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (A clear book about how scaling or power laws reveal a fundamental property of self-similarity in that self-similar phenomena repeat themselves in time and space. Self-similarity simplifies analyzing mathematical models. Scaling occurs as the initial or boundary conditions disappear, but the systems are not close to equilibrium, a situation termed intermediate asymptotics. The idea of a renormalization group is realized in many problems including theoretical biology and the mechanics of turbulence and fracturing.)

Colbert, E. H. and M. Morales (2001). Evolution of the Vertebrates: A History of the Backboned Animals Through Time, 5th edn. Wiley-Liss, New York. (A classic general text of vertebrate paleontology surveying the fossil record.)

Chapman, R. F. (1998). The Insects: Structure and Function, 4th edn. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (This is a good introduction to insect anatomy and some physiology with good illustrations and references.)

Drexler, K. E. (1992). Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation. John Wiley, New York. (The first book in the field using conventional physics and chemistry to introduce the basic concepts of power, strength, friction, wear, thermal noise and quantum uncertainty plaguing our smallest machines, devices and systems.)

Folkow, B. and E. Neil (1971). Circulation. Oxford University Press. London. (This is still the best book for the fundamentals. Concepts are not dated.)

Gershenfeld, N. (2000). The Physics of Information Technology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (A technical discussion of the limits of devices for graduate readers in science and engineering to appreciate the implications of physical theory at the fuzzy interface between hardware and software.)

Grout, R. A. (ed.) (1963). The Hive and the Honey Bee. Dadant and Sons, Hamilton, Illinois.

Gupta, A. P. (1985). Cellular elements in the hemolymph. In: Kerkut, G. A. and L. I. Gilbert (eds.) Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Vol. 3. Pergamon, New York, pp. 401-451.

Hyman, L. H. and M. H. Wake (eds.) (1992). Hyman's Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, 3rd edn. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 758 pp.

Jones, J. C. (1997). The Circulatory System of Insects. Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois. (Covers the circulatory systems of over a hundred insect species including embryology, anatomy, physiology and reflexive bleeding.)

Kerkut, G. A. and L. I. Gilbert (eds.) (1986). Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology. Pergamon Press 13 volumes. New York. (An authoritative reference compiling work from international insect physiologists, biochemists and pharmacologists.)

Lawry, J. V. (2001). Insects separate diffusing particles in parallel. In: 2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems 2001, Computational Publications, Boston, pp. 254-257. (This paper gave rise to this book.)

Meakin, P. (1998). Fractals, Scaling and Growth Far From Equilibrium. Cambridge Nonlinear Science Series, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (This book applies fractal geometry and scaling ideas to structures forming under non-equilibrium conditions and emphasizes computer simulations, experimental studies and theoretical advances.)

Mullins, D. E. (1985). Chemistry and physiology of the hemolymph. In: Kerkut, G. A. and L. I. Gilbert (eds.) Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Physiology, Vol. 3. Pergamon, New York.

Newman, M. E. J., S. H. Strogatz andD. J. Watts (2001). Random graphs with arbitrary degree distributions and their applications. Phys. Rev. E. 64: 026118 [17 pp].

Ruppert, E. E., R. S. Fox and R. D. Barnes (2004). Invertebrate Zoology: A Functional Evolutionary Approach, 7th edn. Saunders College Publications, Philadelphia. (Organized by taxonomic group, this text discusses the biology and phylogeny of invertebrates and their anatomical plans and patterns of development from the Protozoa to the Arthropods. References.)

Snodgrass, R. E. (1935). The Principles of Insect Morphology. McGraw Hill, New York. (An oldie but goodie. Writing is good, vocabulary is explained, and drawings are excellent. Many of these illustrations in modified form are sprinkled throughout the insect literature. Is it time for a fresh look?)

Winston, M. I. (1987). The Biology of the Honey Bee. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Reviews origins, evolution, anatomy, development, nutrition, behavior and some physiology with references.)

CHAPTER ONE: WHAT'S IN THIS BOOK (Ref: Arthropod Vectors)

Deubel, V. and B. Murgue (2001). In: Service, M. W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Arthropod-Transmitted Infections of Man and Domesticated Animals. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 133-143.

Gubler, D. J. (1997). Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever: its history and resurgence as a global public health problem. In: Gubler, D. J. and G. Kuno. Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. CAB International, New York, pp. 1-22.

Christophers, S. R. (1960). Aedes aegypti (L.) The Yellow Fever Mosquito: Its Life History, Bionomics and Structure. Cambridge University Press, London, p. 738.

Holmes, E. C. and S. S. Twiddy (2003). The origin, emergence and evolutionary genetics of dengue virus. Infect. Genet. Evol. 23: 19-28.


(Ref: Dudley, 2000). The Biomechanics of Insect Flight: Form, Function, Evolution. Princeton University Press, Princeton. (Apart from being a comprehensive treatise on how insects fly, Dudley integrates the biomechanics of flight with the ecology and evolution of insects. References.)

(Ref: Feynman, 1945). 'Los Alamos From Below' from a talk given by Richard P. Feynman. Quote is from R. C. Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, in the First Annual Santa Barbara Lectures on Science and Society, given at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1975. The quote is from one of nine lectures 'Reminiscences of Los Alamos, 1943-1945.' L. Badash of UCSB is editing these lectures for publication.

(Ref: von Neumann, 1962). Reference is possibly from 'Method in the Physical Sciences' from Collected Works by John von Neumann, Vol. 6. Pergamon, Oxford.

(Ref: Microfluidic Chips)

Peterson, D. S., T. Rohr, F. Svec and J. M. J. Fréchet (2002). Enzymatic microreactor-on-a-chip: protein mapping using trypsin immobilized on porous polymer monoliths molded in channels of microfluidic devices. Anal. Chem. 74: 4081-4088.

F. Svec and J. M. J. Fréchet. Berkeley Labs Materials Science Division (www. ).

Brodie, I. and J. J. Muray (1982). The Physics of Microfabrication. Plenum Press, New York.

Moore, G. (1979). VLSI: Some fundamental challenges. IEEE Symp. 16:30.

Keynes, R. W. (1987). The Physics of VLSI Systems. Addison-Wesley, Reading, New York.

(Ref: Physics of Devices)

An excellent text on the physics of devices is Sze, S. M. (1981). Physics of Semiconductor Devices, 2nd edn. Wiley Inter-Science, New York.

An accessible introduction is Streetman, B. (1990). Solid State Electronic Devices. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs.

Forster, F., R. Bardell, M. Afromowitz and N. Sharma (1995). Design, fabrication and testing of fixed-valve micropumps. Proc. ASME Fluids Eng. Div. 1995IMECE 234: 39-44.

Wainwright, S. A., W. D. Biggs, J. D. Currey and J. M. Gosline (1976). Mechanical Design in Organisms. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Neville, A. C. (1993). Biology of Fibrous Composites: Development Beyond the Cell Membrane. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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