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Biology of Spiders

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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.

About the Author

A recognized authority on spiders, Rainer F. Foelix studied Biology in both Germany and Switzerland, and obtained his PhD in Zoology. His spider research started in Peter Witt´s lab in Raleigh, NC, and focused on the sensory organs of orb web spiders. His studies were later expanded to other arachnid orders (ticks, scorpions, whip spiders) and to insects and selected veretebrates.

Table of Contents

Contents

1. An Introduction to Spiders

2. Functional Anatomy

3. Metabolism

4. Neurobiology

5. Spider Webs

6. Locomotion and Prey Capture

7. Reproduction

8. Development

9. Ecology

10. Phylogeny and Systematics

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199734825
Author:
Foelix, Rainer F.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Foelix, Rainer
Author:
null, Rainer
Subject:
Spiders
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
Subject:
Entomology
Subject:
Life Sciences | Invertebrate zoology
Subject:
Biology-Entomology and General Invertebrates
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
283 illus.
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.2 x 1.1 in 1.838 lb

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