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Amazing arachnids, Jillian Cowles

Label
Amazing arachnids
Title
Amazing arachnids
Statement of responsibility
Jillian Cowles
Creator
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A richly illustrated and up-close look at the secret lives of spiders and other arachnids The American Southwest is home to an extraordinary diversity of arachnids, from spitting spiders that squirt silk over their prey to scorpions that court one another with kissing and dancing. Amazing Arachnids presents these enigmatic creatures as you have never seen them before. Featuring a wealth of color photos of more than 300 different kinds of arachnids from eleven taxonomic orders--both rare and common species--this stunningly illustrated book reveals the secret lives of arachnids in breathtaking detail, including never-before-seen images of their underground behavior. Amazing Arachnids covers all aspects of arachnid biology, such as anatomy, sociality, mimicry, camouflage, and venoms. You will meet bolas spiders that lure their victims with fake moth pheromones, fishing spiders that woo their mates with silk-wrapped gifts, chivalrous cellar spiders, tiny mites, and massive tarantulas, as well as many others. Along the way, you will learn why arachnids are living fossils in some respects and nimble opportunists in others, and how natural selection has perfected their sensory structures, defense mechanisms, reproductive strategies, and hunting methods. Covers more than 300 different kinds of arachnids, including ones new to science ; Features more than 750 stunning color photos ; Describes every aspect of arachnid biology, from physiology to biogeography ; Illustrates courtship and mating, birth, maternal care, hunting, and defense Includes first-ever photos of the underground lives of schizomids and vinegaroons ; Provides the first organized guide to macroscopic mites, including photos of living mites for easy reference
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cowles, Jillian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arachnida
  • Arachnida
  • Spiders
  • Spiders
  • SCIENCE
  • Arachnida
  • Spiders
  • New Southwest
Label
Amazing arachnids, Jillian Cowles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introducing the arachnids -- 2. Scorpions: Scorpiones -- 3. Pseudoscorpions: Pseudoscorpiones -- 4. Vinegaroons: Thelyphonida (Uropygi) -- 5. Short-tailed whipscorpions: Schizomida -- 6. Tailless whipscorpions: Amblypygi -- 7. Microwhipscorpions: Palpigradi -- 8. Harvestmen: Opiliones -- 9. Wind spiders: Solifugae -- 10. Ticks and other mites: Parasitiformes and Acariformes -- 11. Spiders: Araneae, the eight-legged puzzle -- 12. Tarantulas, trapdoor spiders, and their kin: mygalomorphs -- 13. Orb weavers: Araneidae, Tetragnathidae, and Uloboridae -- 14. Irregular web builders: Theridiidae, Nesticidae, Leptonetidae, Diguetidae, Dictynidae, and Pholcidae -- 15. Crevice weavers, ground weavers and sheet web builders: Sicariidae, Filistatidae, Plectreuridae, Zoropsidae, Titanoecidae, Amaurobiidae, Oecobiidae, Linyphiidae, and Agelenidae -- 16. Jumping spiders: Salticidae -- 17. Lynx spiders: Oxyopidae -- 18. Crab spiders: Thomisidae, Sparassidae, Philodromidae, Selenopidae, and Zoropsidae -- 19. Sand spiders and wolf spiders: Homalonychidae and Lycosidae -- 20. Ghosts, goblins, pirates, and other wandering hunters: Mimetidae, Corrinidae, Trachelidae, Gnaphosidae, Caponiidae, Dysderidae, Oonopidae, Anyphaenidae, Miturgidae, Eutichuridae, and Liocranidae -- 21. Fishing spiders: Pisauridae and Trechaleidae -- 22. Spitting spiders: Scytodidae -- 23. In the company of arachnids
Control code
on1035435562
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400890187
Lccn
2017956630
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zkbvqb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035435562
Label
Amazing arachnids, Jillian Cowles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introducing the arachnids -- 2. Scorpions: Scorpiones -- 3. Pseudoscorpions: Pseudoscorpiones -- 4. Vinegaroons: Thelyphonida (Uropygi) -- 5. Short-tailed whipscorpions: Schizomida -- 6. Tailless whipscorpions: Amblypygi -- 7. Microwhipscorpions: Palpigradi -- 8. Harvestmen: Opiliones -- 9. Wind spiders: Solifugae -- 10. Ticks and other mites: Parasitiformes and Acariformes -- 11. Spiders: Araneae, the eight-legged puzzle -- 12. Tarantulas, trapdoor spiders, and their kin: mygalomorphs -- 13. Orb weavers: Araneidae, Tetragnathidae, and Uloboridae -- 14. Irregular web builders: Theridiidae, Nesticidae, Leptonetidae, Diguetidae, Dictynidae, and Pholcidae -- 15. Crevice weavers, ground weavers and sheet web builders: Sicariidae, Filistatidae, Plectreuridae, Zoropsidae, Titanoecidae, Amaurobiidae, Oecobiidae, Linyphiidae, and Agelenidae -- 16. Jumping spiders: Salticidae -- 17. Lynx spiders: Oxyopidae -- 18. Crab spiders: Thomisidae, Sparassidae, Philodromidae, Selenopidae, and Zoropsidae -- 19. Sand spiders and wolf spiders: Homalonychidae and Lycosidae -- 20. Ghosts, goblins, pirates, and other wandering hunters: Mimetidae, Corrinidae, Trachelidae, Gnaphosidae, Caponiidae, Dysderidae, Oonopidae, Anyphaenidae, Miturgidae, Eutichuridae, and Liocranidae -- 21. Fishing spiders: Pisauridae and Trechaleidae -- 22. Spitting spiders: Scytodidae -- 23. In the company of arachnids
Control code
on1035435562
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400890187
Lccn
2017956630
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zkbvqb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035435562

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