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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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 spiderd in spider literature. First published in German inthe book is now in its third edition, and has established itself as the supreme authority on these fascinating creatures.

Containing five hundred new references, this book incorporates the latest research while dispelling many oft-heard myths and misconceptions that surround spiders. Of special interest are chapters on the structure and function of spider webs and silk, as well as those on spider venom. A new subchapter on tarantulas will appeal especially to tarantula keepers and breeders. The highly accessible text is supplemented by exceptional, high-quality photographs, many of them originals, and detailed diagrams.


It will be of interest to arachnologists, entomologists, and zoologists, as well as to academics, students of biology, and the general reader curious about spiders.

An Introduction to Spiders 2. Locomotion and Prey Capture 7. A recognized authority on spiders, Rainer F.

His studies were later expanded to other arachnid orders ticks, scorpions, whip spiders and to insects and selected veretebrates. I would call this the ultimate book when it comes to spiders. There is an endless amount of fascinating information for the amateur naturalist like me and for the professional arachnologist.

Biology of Spiders

I commend the author and publisher for a book that is of value to both groups. Foleix first edition was written inbut no need to worry about obsolescence: By Rainer Foelix Spiders are not exactly renowned for being colorful animals. Admittedly, most of the more than 40, spider species are rather drab looking.

However, there are certainly several hundred species which are lively colored, e. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Academic Skip to main content. Choose your country or region Close. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Biology of Spiders Third Edition Rainer Foelix Updated chapters and foellx, with a new chapter on tarantulas Reflects recent advancements in the field, including attempts to reproduce spider web silk Dispels common myths regarding spider venom Contains five hundred new references.

Biology of Spiders by Rainer F. Foelix

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