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Spiders of the World: A Natural History

Spiders of the World: A Natural History

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Publisher The Ivy Press
Year 26/05/2020
Pages 256
Version hardback
Readership level General/trade
ISBN 9781782407508
Categories Arachnids, Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders
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Bark spiders spin webs ten times stronger than Kevlar. Jumping spiders are capable of learning, recognizing, and remembering colours. Recluse spiders can tolerate six months of extreme drought and have a toxin-laden bite that can necessitate skin grafts. This title explores the huge diversity of spider species and their fascinating traits. An introduction outlining the spider's natural history is followed by 117 illustrated profiles spanning the taxonomic spider families. Photographs of species from each family are shown, along with population distribution maps, tables of essential information, and commentaries revealing notable characteristics. The family profiles are also organized phylogenetically, and the commentaries in each account reflect different aspects of a spider's biology.

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