A Guide to Australian Spiders
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||235 x 145 x 11 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||Reed New Holland|
|Release Date||1 Jul 2000|
|Subject Classification||The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders|
New Edition. SPIDERWATCH is a comprehensive guide for those who wish to find, identify and understand Australian spiders.
Illustrated with an identification guide, colour drawings and photographs, SPIDERWATCH is an easy-to-use and practical field manual. It contains advice on where to find spiders and how to draw, photograph and take notes on them as well as facts on anatomy and evolution.
More than 100 of the most frequently encountered Australian spiders are depicted. Most of these are described in detail, with information on toxicity, habitat and prey capture. As well, SPIDERWATCH includes facts on Australia's dangerous spiders and advice on first aid.
Bert Brunet is an acutely observant photographer, illustrator and writer, and a naturalist of considerable standing. He has twice won the Zoo Le Souef Memorial Award, a national prize presented for contributions to entomological scientific research. His first book, The Silken Web, won the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, highly acclaimed Whitley Award in 1994. Australian Insects: a Natural History is Bert third book. It is the culmination of his insatiable curiosity with how Australia insects have adapted to survive the natural forces of this ancient land.