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Biology of Spiders

Third Edition

Rainer Foelix

05 May 2011

ISBN: 9780199734825

432 pages
Paperback
235x156mm

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Price: £61.00

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Description

  • Updated chapters and illustrations, with a new chapter on tarantulas
  • Reflects recent advancements in the field, including attempts to reproduce spider web silk
  • Dispels common myths regarding spider venom

About the Author(s)

Rainer Foelix

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 spiders) and to insects and selected veretebrates.

Table of Contents

    1.:An Introduction to Spiders
    2.:Functional Anatomy
    3.:Metabolism
    4.:Neurobiology
    5.:Spider Webs
    6.:Locomotion and Prey Capture
    7.:Reproduction
    8.:Development
    9.:Ecology
    10.:Phylogeny and Systematics

Reviews

It remains the first port of call for anyone initiating any study of the spiders, while also becoming an essential reference for established researchers and teachers of invertebrate biology. - Trends in Ecology and Evolution

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