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Spiders : learning to love them

Author: Lynne Kelly
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Jacana Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Yet again I was screaming in the night" is the opening sentence in this book. The author decided to deliberately overcome her fear of spiders by observing and studying them, and learning as much as she could about them. As well as being an authoritative book on spiders this book is a personal account of how the author came to love them; and how any other arachnophobe can do the same."--provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Kelly
ISBN: 9781741751796 1741751799
OCLC Number: 271612232
Description: viii, 264 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Arachnophobia --
Spiders, spiders everywhere --
Garnishing the garden --
Let's get physical --
Classification challenges --
The hunters and the hunted --
Live long and primitive : the mygalomorphs --
No-one does it like a spider --
Murderous or misunderstood : the spider bite --
Changing the image --
Appendix 1. Spider families --
Appendix 2. A guide to the silken clues --
Appendix 3. A guide to spider-spotting equipment --
Appendix 4. Observation sheet.
Responsibility: Lynne Kelly.

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An introduction to the hairy, but not so scary, creatures that share our homes and gardens, and a personal account of overcoming arachnophobia and how any arachnophobe can do the same.  Read more...

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"Superbly readable and exceptionally well-researched." --"Choice" on "Crocodile"

 
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