Biology of Spiders

ISBN-10: 0199734828
ISBN-13: 9780199734825
Edition: 3rd 2010
Authors: Rainer F. Foelix
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Book details

List price: $56.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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.

Preface
An Introduction to Spiders
Functional Anatomy
Metabolism
Neurobiology
Spider Webs
Locomotion and Prey Capture
Reproduction
Development
Ecology
Phylogeny and Systematics
Bibliography
Index

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