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With around 11 distinctive lineages and over 38,000 species of spiders alone, arachnids are an amazingly diverse group of invertebrates—and with names like the Goliath Bird-Eating Spider, the Tailless Whip Spider, and the Harvestman, they can be both spectacular and captivating. Most books about arachnids focus on spiders, neglecting scorpions, ticks, mites, wind spiders, and other fascinating yet poorly understood groups. This adventurous volume summarizes all existing knowledge about each major type of arachnid, revealing their secrets through detailed species accounts, brilliant photographs, and a compelling cast of eight-legged characters. It examines the anatomy, habitat, behavior and distribution of each lineage, from the garden spider to the death stalker scorpion and even a species of mite that lives inside a monkey's lungs. Drawing on the vast resources at London's Natural History Museum, Arachnids spins a sensational tale, debunking common myths and delving deep into the lives of these bizarre and beautiful creatures.

About the Author

Janet Beccaloni is the Curator of Arachnida and Myriapoda at the Natural History Museum in London. She is also the conservation officer of the British Arachnological Society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520261402
Author:
Beccaloni, Jan
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Brannan, Trudy
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
Subject:
Arachnida
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Spiders
Subject:
Entomology
Subject:
Biology-Entomology and General Invertebrates
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
176 color illustrations, 24 line illustr
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 x 1 in 2.13 lb

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