Biology of Spiders
One of the only books to treat the whole spider, from its behavior and physiology to its neurobiology and reproductive characteristics, Biology of Spiders is considered a classic in spider literature. First published in German in 1979, the book is now in its third edition, and has established itself as the supreme authority on these fascinating creatures. Containing five hundred new references, this book incorporates the latest research while dispelling many oft-heard myths and misconceptions that surround spiders. Of special interest are chapters on the structure and function of spider webs and silk, as well as those on spider venom. A new subchapter on tarantulas will appeal especially to tarantula keepers and breeders. The highly accessible text is supplemented by exceptional, high-quality photographs, many of them originals, and detailed diagrams. It will be of interest to arachnologists, entomologists, and zoologists, as well as to academics, students of biology, and the general reader curious about spiders.
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Review: Biology of SpidersUser Review - Robin - Goodreads
Excellent introduction to the subject! Very informative, and as an added bonus, has hundreds of interesting facts to fascinate (or frighten) people with. Read full review
Review: Biology of SpidersUser Review - Ned R - Goodreads
Brilliant. Consider this snippet, "The importance of the book lungs becomes clear after one closes the lung slits with vaseline; after only 2 minutes the animals become severely paralyzed and after ... Read full review