Filmer’s Spiders

An Identification Guide for Southern Africa

Martin R. Filmer

Date Published :
March 2011
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Contributor(s) :
Norman Larsen
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ISBN : 9781770078017

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A fresh layout, full-color photographs throughout - many of them new - and diagrams of diagnostic features make this a quick and easy guide for use in the field. The spiders are grouped into web-living, ground-living and plant-living species to aid identification. Each family is described in terms of the spiders' lifestyle, habitat, size, behavior and venom potential, and the best collecting methods are given in each case. For those species whose venom is potentially harmful to man, the effects and recommended treatment of bites are discussed. This handy format book will appeal to anybody wishing to gain insight into the daily lives of spiders. It is packed with full-color photos and diagnostic diagrams.

About The Author

The late Dr. MARTIN R. FILMER enjoyed a life-long interest in wildlife. Discovering an interest in spiders, Dr. Filmer pursued his interest academically, and decided to write on the topic to make the study of these intriguing animals more easily accessible to the general public.

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