The Ultimate Predators, Paperback
by Stephen Dalton
2011, 208 pages, 250 color photos, 13 illustrations. Humans share the planet with about 40,000 known species of the remarkable creatures called spiders.
Spiders are the most successful of all terrestrial predators. This book provides fascinating information on the astonishing array of techniques spiders use for catching their prey: trapping in webs, lassoing, jumping, stealing, chasing, ambushing, spitting, fishing, masquerading as other animals, and even attracting prey by mimicking the prey’s pheromones.
This visually compelling book features large, spectacular photographs that are extraordinary in their detail. Chapters provide information on habitat, hunting techniques, anatomy, general characteristics and location in the world and include:
Trappers: orderly webs
Daylight visual hunters
Trappers: disorderly webs
Ambushers and lurkers
Spiders documents some spider behavior never recorded previously. It also provides expert guidance on photographing spiders. Paperback; 8-1/2″ x 11″.
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