Spiders

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Have you ever accidentally walked into a spider's web and felt the sticky strands on your skin? Did you stop to wonder how so small a creature could spin such a strong and intricate home? Did you know there are over 35,000 species of spider, and many of these have been around since before the dinosaurs! Only a small number of spiders are harmful to humans, so why are people so afraid of them? In this book you'll find out how a spider builds a web, how spiders shed their skin, ...

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Overview

Have you ever accidentally walked into a spider's web and felt the sticky strands on your skin? Did you stop to wonder how so small a creature could spin such a strong and intricate home? Did you know there are over 35,000 species of spider, and many of these have been around since before the dinosaurs! Only a small number of spiders are harmful to humans, so why are people so afraid of them? In this book you'll find out how a spider builds a web, how spiders shed their skin, how they catch food and all about an unusual soccer goalie!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552851272
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Investigate
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,218,720
  • Age range: 6 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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The Investigate series encourages children to learn about the world around them through illustrated books, they can journey back to the time of dinosaurs or into the future with airplanes. Each book contains colorful stickers, and a collectable poster is available.

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Table of Contents

Friend, foe or fable? 6
What is a spider? 8
Evolution 10
Even spiders have relatives 12
The outside of a spider 14
The inside of a spider 16
Bright eyes! 18
Getting around 20
Fangs! 22
What do spiders eat? 24
Hunters 26
Silk spinners 28
Web weavers 30
Making a web 32
Catching tricks 34
All those babies! 36
Life cycle 38
Where do spiders live? 40
In the garden 42
Down the tube! 44
House guests 46
Forest dwellers 48
Dangerous spiders 50
Protecting spiders 52
Sorting out spiders 54
The best soccer goalie ever? 56
Glossary 58
Find out more about spiders 60
Index 61
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