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By Richard A. Bradley, Steve Buchanan

Spiders are one of the such a lot assorted teams of terrestrial invertebrates, but they're one of the least studied and understood. this primary entire advisor to all sixty eight spider households in North the United States fantastically illustrates 469 of the main in general encountered species. crew keys let id via net style and different observable info, and species descriptions contain identity guidance, usual habitat, geographic distribution, and behavioral notes. A concise illustrated advent to spider biology and anatomy explains spider relationships. This ebook is a severe source for curious naturalists who are looking to comprehend this ubiquitous and ecologically serious part of our biosphere.

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I thank Herb Levi for reading early drafts of the manuscript and providing helpful suggestions. Gail Stratton read the entire wolf spider text and provided suggestions, corrections, and enthusiastic support. Allen Brady generously shared his knowledge of wolf spiders. Michael Draney read the material on sheet weavers, reviewed the sheet weaver illustrations, and made helpful suggestions. I thank Rod Crawford for sharing his extensive knowledge of the Linyphiidae as well as his help with information about other spiders of the Western states.

He also edited and revised the section on these fascinating animals. Rick Vetter shared his knowledge of the interactions between spiders and people. He also edited the sections on spider bites, Latrodectus, and Loxosceles. Allen Dean generously provided unpublished information about the biology and distribution of many species. Joel Ledford cheerfully shared his knowledge of many spiders, particularly the leptonetids and telemids. Mark Harvey, Victor Fet, Lorenzo Prendini, and Bill Shear shared their knowledge of arachnid biodiversity for the estimates in the table.

Edwards shared his extensive knowledge, access to his database, arranged loans of material, reviewed the jumping spider illustrations, and provided many helpful corrections. Mark Stowe shared his expertise on orb-weaving spiders — in particular, the bolas spiders. He also edited and revised the section on these fascinating animals. Rick Vetter shared his knowledge of the interactions between spiders and people. He also edited the sections on spider bites, Latrodectus, and Loxosceles. Allen Dean generously provided unpublished information about the biology and distribution of many species.

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