A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia
A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia uses photographs of living animals to help people identify many of the spiders they encounter. Featuring over 1300 colour photographs, it is the most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published. With more than two-thirds of Australian spiders yet to be scientifically described, this book sets the scene for future explorations of our extraordinary Australian fauna.
This field guide will be enjoyed by naturalists and anyone with an interest in learning more about Australia’s incredible arachnids.
A guide to the spiders of Australia
The introduction covers spider structure, evolution, reproduction, silk and venom, together with the peculiarities of the spider family in the Australian context. The two main sections of the book deal with Trapdoor spiders and Modern Spiders, and within each section there is a chapter on the 80 or so spider families that occur in Australia.
Each is illustrated with beautiful photographs of the subjects, with more than 30 images per family for some of the larger groups such as the jumping spiders, and many rare images never before published.
Spiders of Australia: Reed Concise Guide
For each of the 150+ main species accounts there is at least one photograph for identification and a brief written account listing key ID features, range and habitat, food and behaviour. The book covers all of the most common and widespread species likely to be encountered in Australia, along with some of the more unusual and scarce species to look out for. The easy-to-use layouts and small size make it ideal for taking on days out or walks in the bush. It is ideal for beginners or wildlife-watchers of an intermediate level, and also for children as a first book on spiders.
Pocket Guide: Spiders of the Greater Brisbane Region
A comprehensive pocket-sized guide to the spiders of the Greater Brisbane Region.