The Ultimate Predators
By (author) Stephen Dalton
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Spiders by Stephen Dalton
Book DescriptionSpiders are the most successful of all terrestrial predators. Humans share the planet with about 40,000 known species of the remarkable creatures called spiders. From mountaintops to seashores and from ponds to deserts, spiders are likely to be nearby. Stephen Dalton provides fascinating information on the astonishing array of techniques spiders use for catching their prey: trapping in webs, lassoing, jumping, stealing, chasing, ambushing, spitting, fishing, masquerading as other animals and even attracting prey by mimicking the prey's pheromones. Although spiders have an image problem, many of these intriguing creatures are actually not at all creepy. The jumping spiders, by far the most numerous single group, have, some might say, an almost cuddly appearance. Spiders features spectacular photographs that are extraordinary in their detail. Chapters provide information on habitat, hunting techniques, anatomy, general characteristics and location in the world and include: Nocturnal hunters Trappers: orderly webs Daylight visual hunters Trappers: disorderly webs Jumping spiders Tunnel-web builders Ambushers and lurkers Nonconformists. There is also a guide to photographing spiders. Sure to be a hit with nature buffs and general readers, Spiders: The Ultimate Predators documents some spider behavior never recorded previously.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781554073467
(281mm x 224mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Firefly Books Ltd
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: Canada
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"I have never warmed much to spiders ... [they] are too creepy ... Well, I'm wrong and this book has changed my mind. Spiders are tops. ... One is tempted to think there is no such thing as a dull spider." -- British Wildlife "The hair-raising factor will attract even arachnophobic teens." -- Booklist
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Author Biography - Stephen Dalton
Stephen Dalton is a celebrated pioneer of high-speed wildlife photography, with a devoted following among nature lovers and photographers. He is the author of 15 books.
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