Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe

Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe

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Spiders are the most obvious group of animals - they share with us our houses and gardens. They also have some of the most fascinating colours, behaviour and biology. This book is designed to aid identification of these animals, without using any complicated keys or equipment. Each of the 450 species covered is illustrated in colour, with paintings of all the common colour variations and differences between the sexes, and described in detail in the text. The general features of each family are also described, with information on courtship, hunting and web-making behaviour. A key to spiders' webs is also included in the introduction. Each species has illustrations of its genitalia - to allow conclusive identification of the species.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 133 x 198 x 29mm | 590g
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 64pp colour illustrations, 256pp b&w line drawings
  • 0002199815
  • 9780002199810
  • 142,259

About Michael J. Roberts

Michael J Roberts is the world's leading illustrator of spiders. Originally a doctor, he has been illustrating spiders for over 20 years and is acclaimed for his detailed paintings and drawings.
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