Milli-PEET: Introduction

An Introduction to the World of Millipedes
Millipedes have a long and distinguished history on our planet, spanning over 400 million years. Their ecological importance is immense; the health and survival of every deciduous forest depends on them, as they are one of the prime mechanical decomposers of wood and leaf litter, especially in the tropics.

Polydesmida, family Xystodesmidae
Below is an introduction to the study of millipedes in several languages, available as downloadable PDF files. If you are willing to translate the document into a language that is not represented in the current list, please contact Petra Sierwald.


Arabic
Translated by Dr. Karim Nasher (Yemen)
Bulgarian
Translated by Dr. Pavel Stoev (Bulgaria)
Burmese
Translated by Daw Su Su (Myanmar)
Chinese
Translated by Junxia Zhang (China)
English
Written by Dr. Petra Sierwald (U.S.)
French
Translated by Lucienne Wilmé (France)
German
Translated by Thomas Wesener (Germany)
Hebrew
Translated by Dr. Efrat Gavish-Regev (Israel)
Hungarian
Translated by Dr. Zoltán Korsós (Hungary)
Indonesian
Translated by Dr. Dyoko Iskandar (Indonesia)
Polish
Translated by Dr. Jolanta Wytwer (Poland)
Portuguese
Translated by Dr. Cristina Rheims (Brazil)
Thai
Translated by Dr. Somsak Panha (Thailand)
Vietnamese
Translated by Anh Duc Nguyen (Vietnam)