The Life Cycle of a Spider

The Life Cycle of a Spider

by Bobbie Kalman, Kathryn Smithyman

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Most people are uncomfortable with any aspect of spiders, but Kalman and Smithyman are able to present spiders in such a way that most people will find the information provided quite interesting. The authors begin with a basic definition of what spiders are, arachnids, and what makes up a spider's body. Kalman and Smithyman catalogue the different kinds of spiders, and offer differences to how they live. Beginning with the differences on how spiders are born, or hatched, the authors continue on to detail how spiders grow, create their homes, and hunt. Special attention is given to the different ways that spiders spin silk and how they use that silk for their homes, hunting, and protection. The authors also provide information on the dangers that spiders face from human interference. Words appearing in bold throughout the text are defined in the text itself, or in the glossary; also included are full color illustrations, and an index. Part of the "Life Cycles Series." 2002, Crabtree Publishing Company,
— Danielle Williams

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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Life Cycle Series
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Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
NC950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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