Biology of Spiders

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OUP USA/Georg Thieme Verlag, 1996 - Nature - 330 pages
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An enormous amount of research in spider biology in recent years has resulted in significant new insights into this diverse group of organisms. The response to this outpouring is an updated edition of this widely regarded classic. First published in 1979, this was the first textbook on spiders since 1930; the new edition contains all the information gathered since that time, including the entire world literature on spiders up to 1994. The author has completely updated and revised chapters on ecology, phylogeny and systematics to reflect current knowledge. Over 200 illustrations are included as well as an extensive reference section. The only modern textbook available on the subject, this will prove an invaluable resource for professionals, students, and researchers in zoology, entomology, ecology and physiology.

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User Review  - Ned R - Goodreads

Brilliant. Consider this snippet, "The importance of the book lungs becomes clear after one closes the lung slits with vaseline; after only 2 minutes the animals become severely paralyzed and after ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ken-ichi - Goodreads

A great text book on spiders! Covers pretty much everything, excellent diagrams, and slim and cheap to boot! Read full review

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Dr. R.F. Foelix is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in spider biology.