Spiders of the World
Spiders of the World, by Preston-Mafham, R. & K. (1984). Blandford Press. 192 pages, 40 color illus., 80 b/w illus., 6 x 9.
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.