This definitive guide to the subject, written by experts in the field, offers a window into a fascinating world.
Notorious species such as the Redback and the Sydney Funnel-web sit alongside less well-known but equally intriguing spiders such as the ant-mimics and the net-casting spiders.
The introduction covers spider sturcture, evolution, reproduction, silk and venom, together with the peculiarities of the spider family in the Australian context. The two main sections of the book deal with Trapdoor spiders and Modern Spiders, and wthin each section there is a chapter on the 80 or so spider families that occur in Australia.
Each is illustrated with beautiful photogrpahs of the subjects, with more than 30 images per family for some of the larger groups such as the jumping spiders, and many rare images never before published.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2017
- 140 x 210 x 218mm