Spiders by Barbara Taylor


Spiders by Barbara Taylor

This book provides a fascinating and exciting investigation into the amazing world of the spider. Find out how spiders work, their different types, shapes and sizes, their senses and behaviour patterns, how they feed, hunt, spin webs and breed. It is packed with over 180 stunning colour photographs from renowned wildlife photographers. Detailed cross-sections and diagrams reveal the complex inner workings of a spider's body. It is a lively and accessible reference, ideal for home and school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. Loathed and feared by many, spiders are some of the least understood, yet most intriguing creatures in the animal world. Using examples of spiders from all over the world, this exciting and comprehensive guide offers an insight into their captivating world. Find out which spiders stalk and hunt their prey like cats, why spiders don't get caught in their own webs and why some spiders' venom is deadly poisonous. Discover their amazing courtship rituals and astonishing use of camouflage. Six focus spreads take a closer look at one family of spiders or an aspect of spider life. Myth boxes explore legends and stories about spiders from many cultures and ages, and Did You Know? features provide quirky facts that will both amaze and amuse.

About the Author

BARBARA TAYLOR has written more than 120 children's books and encyclopedias. She was previously Science Editor at London's Natural History Museum. She has won the American Association of Physics Science Award and the National Literacy Association Wow Award. KATRIN WIEHLE is a children's book illustrator and has spent most of her life living in Germany. Her book, Mein kleiner Wald, was given the award of most beautiful book by Stiftung Buchkunst in 2013. Katrin has since moved to Atlanta, USA, where she lives with her husband and two cats. Notable clients Katrin has worked with include Google and QED Publishing.

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64 pages


Barbara Taylor
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Publication date

26th June 2009



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