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Title Spiders of the world : a natural history / edited by Norman I. Platnick ; contributors, Gustavo Hormiga, Peter Jäger, Rudy Jocqué, Norman I. Platnick, Martín J. Ramírez, Robert J. Raven.

Publication Info. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2020.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-1  595.44 SPI    AVAILABLE
 Morris Area PL Adult Non Fiction - MRBB-3  595.4 SPI    AVAILABLE
Description 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Spiders are among the most versatile creatures on the planet, inhabiting six of the seven continents and thriving in environments ranging from deserts and rain forests to Arctic tundra and cities. Spiders of the World is a captivating look at these wondrously adaptable and endlessly intriguing arachnids, written by six of the world's leading experts on spiders. This stunningly illustrated natural history features a wealth of spectacular color photos and covers a breathtaking array of spider species from around the globe, describing their behaviors, characteristics, and remarkable evolutionary adaptations. 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 and presented taxonomically. Each profile is organized phylogenetically and includes beautiful photography to illustrate various species within the family. There are also distribution maps, tables of essential facts, 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.
Contents The spider families -- Opisthothelae and mygalomorphae -- Araneomorphae -- Entelegynae -- The "RTA-Clade."
Subject Spiders.
Added Author Hormiga, Gustavo, contributor.
Jäger, Peter, contributor.
Jocqué, R., contributor.
Platnick, Norman I., contributor, editor.
Ramírez, Martín J., contributor.
Raven, Robert J., contributor.
ISBN 9780691188850 (hardcover)
0691188858 (hardcover)

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