Orb Weavers: Hungry Spinners

Orb Weavers: Hungry Spinners

by Sandra Markle

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Be alert for a fancy spider web stretched across a path—it's the trap of a hungry orb weaver! In this book, you will learn how orb weavers are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about the spider's body both inside and out. And a hands-on activity will give you an idea of how the orb weaver can detect prey caught in its web. Learn more about this fascinating member of nature's Arachnid World.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761350392
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Arachnid World Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.15(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

About the Author

Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant.

Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist.

Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links.

Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.

Table of Contents

An Arachnid's World 4

Outside and Inside 6

Becoming Adults 10

Spinning for a Living 12

Catching Fast Food 20

Straining Dinner 24

Mating Signals 28

The Cycle Continues 32

ORB Weavers and Other Trap-Building Spiders 40

Glossary 42

Digging Deeper 44

ORB Weaver Activity 46

Index 48

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