Biology of Spiders

Paperback | January 13, 2011

byRainer Foelix

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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 establisheditself 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 newsubchapter 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 aboutspiders.

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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 establisheditself as the supreme authority on these fas...

A recognized authority on spiders, Rainer F. Foelix studied Biology in both Germany and Switzerland, and obtained his PhD in Zoology. His spider research started in Peter Witt's lab in Raleigh, NC, and focused on the sensory organs of orb web spiders. His studies were later expanded to other arachnid orders (ticks, scorpions, whip spi...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:January 13, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199734828

ISBN - 13:9780199734825

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Spiders2. Functional Anatomy3. Metabolism4. Neurobiology5. Spider Webs6. Locomotion and Prey Capture7. Reproduction8. Development9. Ecology10. Phylogeny and Systematics