2020, 240 pages, 291 color photos, range maps. Spiders of the World is a captivating look at these wondrously adaptable, and endlessly intriguing arachnids. Written by six of the world’s foremost experts on spiders, this stunningly illustrated book features a wealth of spectacular color photos, along with natural history information covering a breathtaking array of spider species from around the globe. Behaviors, morphological characteristics, and remarkable evolutionary adaptations are covered. An incisive and engaging introduction provides an invaluable overview of the world’s spiders, and is followed by in-depth profiles spanning more than 100 spider families presented taxonomically. Each profile is organized phylogenetically, and includes beautiful photography to illustrate various species within the family. There are also distribution maps, tables, and commentaries highlighting diverse aspects of spider biology, making Spiders of the World an indispensable volume for anyone who wants to learn more about these marvelous creatures. Hardcover; 6.5 X 9.5”.
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