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Foelix, Rainer F., 1943-
Biologie der Spinnen. English
Biology of spiders / Rainer F. Foelix
3rd ed
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QL458.4 .F6313 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Spiders
Physical Description viii, 419 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-410) and index
Contents An introduction to spiders -- Functional anatomy -- Metabolism -- Neurobiology -- Spider webs -- Locomotion and prey capture -- Reproduction -- Development -- Ecology -- Phylogeny and systematics
Summary "One of the only books to treat the whole spider, from its behavior and physiology to its neurobiology and reproductive characteristics, Biology of Spiders is considered a classic in spider literature. First published in German in 1979, the book is now in its third edition, and has established itself as the supreme authority on these fascinating creatures. Containing five hundred new references, this book incorporates the latest research while dispelling many oft-heard 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 academics, students of biology, and the general reader curious about spiders."--Publisher's description
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