Free shipping within Australia
Close

A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia

Author: Whyte, Robert; Anderson, Greg
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

$49.95

Australians have a love-hate relationship with spiders. Spiders inspire fear, especially dangerous species such as the Redback and Sydney Funnelweb. Yet, Peacock Spiders, whose males spread a colourful fan and wave their legs in a courtship dance to impress females, have won rapturous appreciation worldwide.

A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia uses photographs of live animals to enable identification of commonly encountered spiders to the family level and, in some cases, to genus and species. Featuring over 1300 colour photographs, it is the most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published. With more than two-thirds of Australian spiders yet to be scientifically described, this book sets the scene for future explorations of our extraordinary Australian fauna.

For a sneak peek of A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia check out this CSIRO blog post

Read no further – unless you are willing to fall in love with spiders. Submitting to the pages that follow could change your life…” ~ Tim Low

1 in stock

SKU: 9780643107076 Category: Product ID: 5886

Description

Australians have a love-hate relationship with spiders. Spiders inspire fear, especially dangerous species such as the Redback and Sydney Funnelweb. Yet, Peacock Spiders, whose males spread a colourful fan and wave their legs in a courtship dance to impress females, have won rapturous appreciation worldwide. A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia uses photographs of live animals to enable identification of commonly encountered spiders to the family level and, in some cases, to genus and species. Featuring over 1300 colour photographs, it is the most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published. With more than two-thirds of Australian spiders yet to be scientifically described, this book sets the scene for future explorations of our extraordinary Australian fauna. “Read no further – unless you are willing to fall in love with spiders. Submitting to the pages that follow could change your life…” – Tim Low

Additional information

Weight 1.133 kg
Dimensions 21.5 × 14.8 cm
ISBN

9780643107076

Author

Whyte, Robert; Anderson, Greg

Publisher

CSIRO Publishing

Release Date

Thursday June 1st, 2017

Format

Paperback / softback

Production page count

464 Pages