Centipedes, Millipedes, Scorpions, and Spiders

Centipedes, Millipedes, Scorpions, and Spiders

by Daniel Gilpin
     
 

Describes the physical characteristics of arachnids and myriapods, along with their habitats, behaviors, methods of moving around, feeding habits, and life cycles. Various spiders, scorpions, and millipedes are highlighted.  See more details below

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Describes the physical characteristics of arachnids and myriapods, along with their habitats, behaviors, methods of moving around, feeding habits, and life cycles. Various spiders, scorpions, and millipedes are highlighted.

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Children's Literature
This book is predominately about spiders and the class of animals called arachnids. Other arachnids include mites, ticks, and scorpions, and they are featured here as well. However, this book also briefly talks about two other groups of the arthropods phylum: the myriapods and the horseshoe crabs. Did you even know that the horseshoe crab is in its own class and is not a crustacean? Well, this book explains all these interesting facts. The author allows a double page spread for centipede and another one for millipedes. Both of these belong to another animal class called the myriapods, which means "many feet" in Latin. This book is filled with colorful, dramatic photos of spiders and myriapods. Chapters include information about early land animals, these eight legged hunters, spider bodies, unusual types of spiders, webs, and hunting. Also included is information about the big and fearsome spiders, feeding and poison, camouflage and defense, courtship and babies, the scorpion bodies, scorpion behavior, and mini-scorpions. Other information includes sun spiders, tiny ticks, mighty mites, horseshoe crabs, myriapods, and myriapods in action. The pages are well organized and the text is interesting and yet written in clear language without talking down to the reader. The back matter contains an index, a bibliography, some web information, a glossary, and a chart for animal classification. This book is part of Compass Point Books' "Animal Kingdom Classification" series, which includes the titles Centipedes, Millipedes, Scorpions and Spiders; Ant Lions, Wasps and Other Insects; and Tree Frogs, Mud Puppies and Other Amphibians. 2005, Compass Point Books, Ages 7 to 10.
—Sally J. K. Davies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756512545
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Emotions Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,342,984
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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