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Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe (Collins Field Guide) Hardcover – 5 Nov 2001

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; First Edition edition (5 Nov. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002199815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002199810
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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• 450 species comprehensively illustrated, with 288 colour paintings and over 1500 drawings
• The introduction provides general information on the structure and biology of spiders, together with illustrations of webs and egg sacs
• This is the ultimate, comprehensive field guide to spiders – a must for all arachnophiles everywhere and a vital introduction for all other naturalists.

'The colour plates are superb'

'Packed full of information'

'Much the best book on the subject at any price'

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