Biology of Spiders / Edition 3

Biology of Spiders / Edition 3

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by Rainer Foelix
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199734828

ISBN-13: 9780199734825

Pub. Date: 12/31/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199734825
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,202,898
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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

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