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Dr. Eleanor's book of common spiders

Author: Christopher M Buddle; Eleanor Spicer Rice
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spiders have a problem, and its us. Despite their magnificent talents for crafting webs, capturing mosquitoes, and camouflage, for millennia arachnophobia has hampered our ability to appreciate these eight-legged and -eyed marvels. Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Spiders provides an eye-opening arachnological overview of the natural history of species most noted by project participants, showcasing some of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Buddle, Christopher M.
Dr. Eleanor's book of common spiders.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2018]
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Buddle; Eleanor Spicer Rice
ISBN: 9780226332390 022633239X
OCLC Number: 1031374270
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Contents: Introduction: what is a spider? --
Web builders --
Writing spider (Argiope aurantia) --
Barn spider (Neoscona crucifera) --
Bowl and doily spider (Frontinella communis) --
Grass spiders (Agelenopsis) --
Black widows (Latrodectus) --
Cellar spider (Pholcus phalangioides) --
Fishing spiders (Dolomedes sp.) --
Wolf spiders (Lycosidae) --
Striped lynx spider (Oxyopes salticus) --
Bold jumper (Phidippus audax) --
Zebra jumper (Salticus scenicus) --
Ceiling spider (Cheiracanthium inclusum) --
Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) --
Back purse-web spider (Sphodros niger) --
Frequently asked spider questions.
Responsibility: Christopher M. Buddle and Eleanor Spicer Rice.

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Spiders have a problem, and its us. Despite their magnificent talents for crafting webs, capturing mosquitoes, and camouflage, for millennia arachnophobia has hampered our ability to appreciate these eight-legged and -eyed marvels. Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Spiders provides an eye-opening arachnological overview of the natural history of species most noted by project participants, showcasing some of the fascinating spiders found in our attics and tents, front lawns and forests.

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