They spin their web to trap quarry, but haven't yet snared the affections of most humans. Currently, over 30,000 species of spider have been recognized, and they occupy nearly every terrestrial habitat. Superb original photographs, diagrams, drawings, and informative text cover classification of all the arachnid types, with special attention paid to their defense mechanisms, mimicry and camouflage, courtship and mating rituals, prey capture and feeding. 192 pages, 40 color illus., 80 b/w illus., 6 x 9.
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Rod Preston-Mafham and Ken Preston-Mafham are experienced writers and photographers of the living world. Their expertise is evident in their work as authors of Premaphotos Wildlife, one of the United Kingdom's leading natural history photographic libraries. Ken travels extensively, adding to their comprehensive natural history photographic library.
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Book Description Blandford Press, Poole, Dorset, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0713713771