BIOLOGY OF SPIDERS, third edition
by Rainer F. Foelix
2010, 432 pages, 283 b/w illustrations. This is one of the only books to treat the whole spider, from its behavior and physiology to its neurobiology and reproductive characteristics. It is considered a classic in spider literature. First published in German in 1979, the book is now in its third edition.
Containing 500 new references, the book incorporates the latest research while dispelling many myths and misconceptions that surround spiders. Of special interest are chapters on the structure and function of spider webs and silk, as well as those on spider venom. A new subchapter on tarantulas will appeal especially to tarantula keepers and breeders.
The highly accessible text is supplemented by exceptional, high-quality photographs, many of them originals, and detailed diagrams. It will be of interest to arachnologists, entomologists, and zoologists, as well as to students of biology, and the general reader curious about spiders. Paperback; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4″.
From a Review –
“This is one amazing book. I would call this the ultimate book when it comes to spiders. There is an endless amount of fascinating information for the amateur naturalist like me and for the professional arachnologist. I commend the author and publisher for a book that is of value to both groups.” — Mike van den Tillaart
About the Author –
A recognized authority on spiders, Rainer F. Foelix studied Biology in both Germany and Switzerland, and obtained his PhD in Zoology. His spider research started in Peter Witt’s lab in Raleigh, NC, and focused on the sensory organs of orb web spiders. His studies were later expanded to other arachnid orders (ticks, scorpions, whip spiders).
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