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A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia - Robert Whyte

A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia

Paperback Published: 1st June 2017
ISBN: 9780643107076
Number Of Pages: 464

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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.

Industry Reviews

"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, excerpt from the Foreword

Awesome book with plenty of references, photos and tips.

4

Identifying spiders and locations.

Perth

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Great field reference

4

It is a field guide

Gold Coast

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Over All Happy ,BUT.....

5

Great reference and a guide only ... this being FIRST edition REVISED N SECOND edition is not far away ... when exploring books website many changes have been applied to speices genre etc etc also website suggest a second edition soon ... so unless you want a book full of post-it notes and so forth ...i personally would wait. Changes will be forever made in spieces genres etc by the sounds in say that this book makes a great starting reference n guide ... Kudos for the multitude of pictures

Western Australia

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Definitely well worth every cent

5

I love this book definitely anyone who keeps or wants to identify any spider needs to have this book in their collection. Great read also

Melbourne, VIC

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So many spiders

4

Bought this book as reference to teach my grandson about spider. Comprehensive.

Romsey

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Excellent Book with very clear photographs

5

Great Reference Book

QLD Australia

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Arachnophobia

5

Great reference for identification of spiders in the field, and from photographs taken in the field. Seems to be the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference available in 2017.

Rangeville, Qld

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Australian Spiders Matter

4

This is the best spider book available in Australia but we are a long way from a comprehensive text.

NSW Australia

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A Tangled Web

4

This book has hugely expanded my knowledge of Australian spider families. It is not very helpful in identifying the individual species within a geographical area.

Atherton Tablelands, QLD

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The most engaging characters of all

5

Booktopia asked if it had engaging characters. There's over a thousand stunning photographs of the most engaging characters you could hope for - spiders. Having been photographed by someone who adores them, you can see the characters emerging in a way you will not see in a book which is coldly scientific. The biology is really well explained, the field guide extremely comprehensive, the introduction and shortcuts to identification really useful - but I can't get past staring at the photographs. Have this book around children and you will prevent the fear factor that the overreaction of adults induces. No-one could look at this book and not find spiders endlessly engaging.

Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

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ISBN: 9780643107076
ISBN-10: 064310707X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st June 2017
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.13

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