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Common Spiders of North America

Richard A. Bradley


Spiders are fascinating animals that exhibit remarkably varied and complex behavior. Contrary to popular belief, they are mostly harmless, and many are beneficial to humans. Spiders occur in all terrestrial habitats and are an ecologically important group of small predators. They are a crucial component of every food web, collectively consuming millions of insect prey every day. Their webs are well suited to capturing prey, yet are also among the most beautiful of natural objects. This book provides curious naturalists with the tools to locate, identify, study, and appreciate spiders. North Am ... More

Keywords: spider, spider webs, spider anatomy, Araneae, North America, identification, color illustrations, behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520274884
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520274884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard A. Bradley, author

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