An updated translation of the definitive text on spider biology by the author of the second German-language edition from Thieme Verlag. The writer places. Biology of Spiders has 47 ratings and 9 reviews. Namrirru said: I love this book! Not just because I love spiders, but this book is lucidly written and f. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Biology of spiders / Rainer F. Foelix | Traducción de: Biologie der spinnen Incluye bibliografía e índice.
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It was really fascinating learning about how spiders build their webs, or how some spiders take care of their young.
First published in German inthe book is now in its third edition, and has established itself as the supreme authority on these fascinating creatures. Account Options Sign in. Sep 08, Koa rated it really liked it.
I would call this the ultimate book when it comes to spiders. Aug 31, Dave marked it as to-read Shelves: The response to this outpouring is an updated edition of this widely regarded classic. I appreciate the details, but I wasn’t looking for something super hardcore biology. It will be of spides to arachnologists, entomologists, and zoologists, as well as to academics, students of biology, and the general reader curious about spiders.
Biollogy posted on the book blog Creature From the Book Lagoon. They read like a biology text book for college. Locomotion and Prey Capture 7.
Return to Book Page. You learn about everything from their lungs to their nervous system. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
His studies were later expanded to other arachnid orders ticks, scorpions, whip spiders and to insects and selected veretebrates. Although some of the experiments sound like sadistic torture Very detailed and well researched, this is one of the most informative books I’ve ever seen on the subject of spiders.
Biology of Spiders – Rainer Foelix – Oxford University Press
I commend the author and publisher for a book that is of value to both groups. One of the only books to treat the whole spider, from its behavior and physiology to its neurobiology and reproductive characteristics, Biology of Spiders is considered a classic in spider literature.
First published in German inthe book is now in its third edition, and has established itself Michelle rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Contents 1 An Introduction to Spiders.
Mostly the illustrations showed us how the body worked. Matt rated it it was amazing Mar 19, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Alan rated it it was amazing Nov 11, First published inthis was the first textbook on spiders since Or, it was just more of what I was looking for in the book. One of the only books to treat the whole spider, from its behavior and physiology to its neurobiology and reproductive characteristics, Biology of Spiders is considered a classic in spider literature.
Biology of Spiders is an extremely detailed book about spiders.
Of special interest are chapters on the structure and function of spider webs and silk, as well ralner those on spider venom. There is an endless amount of fascinating information for the amateur naturalist like me biolohy for the professional arachnologist. Animal Evolution Maximilian J. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In contrast, water spiders Argyroneta can stay submerged for several hours, if their adbomen is enclosed by an air bubble Heinzberger, Then one of them says “This book reads like stereo instructions Each time close to a new pages of brand new spider info was added, as well as several corrections on old or outdated info.
I was not a science major and some of this was written way too formal. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
While not all my questions were answered, this was a great book to read and I really enjoyed learning more about my little spider friends. For instance, a certain dosage of caffeine results in a typical “caffeine web”, which is distinctly different from a mesacline web or an amphetamine web. Of special interest are chapters on the structure and function of spider webs and silk, as well as those on spider venom.
First published in German inthe book is now in its third edition, and has established itself as the supreme authority on these fascinating creatures.
Biology of Spiders
There were a lot of amazing photographs and clear illustrations to show you what the book was talking about. Open Preview See a Problem? Biology of Spiders Rainer F. TJ Petrowski rated it liked it Dec 28, Selected pages Page Nov 24, Ken-ichi added it Shelves: Not just because I love spiders, but this book is lucidly written and filled with interesting anecedotes. At some point, I wouldn’t mind tracking down the a copy of the newest expanded edition and see what all has been changed or added.
My copy came out in translated from the German editionbut I want to point out that this book has had at least 2 expanded editions, once in the 90’s and once in No trivia or quizzes yet.