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Spiders

Series: Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature

By: Cecil Warburton(Author)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2012 | #208049 | ISBN-13: 9781107605916
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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature series.

Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility.

Spiders by Cecil Warburton was first published in 1912. The volume presents an account of the habits and modes of life of spiders, with additional information regarding methods of observation and research.


Contents

Preface

1. A survey of the field
2. What is a spider
3. The circular snare
4. The mental powers of spiders
5. Trap-snares and balloons
6. Agelena
7. Water-spiders
8. Crab-spiders
9. Wolf-spiders
10. Jumping spiders
11. Theraphosid spiders
12. Stridulation
13. The spinning apparatus
14. The enemies of spiders
15. Concluding reflexions

Literature
Index


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