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Spiders of Borneo: With Special Reference to Brunei

Field / Identification GuideWorld / ChecklistOut of Print

By: Joseph KH Koh(Author), Leong Tzi Ming(Author)

357 pages, colour photos

Opus Publications

Hardback | Feb 2014 | #212808 | ISBN-13: 9789833987511
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About this book

Language: English

Please note: this book was originally announced with the title Biodiversity in the Heart of Borneo: Spiders of Brunei Darussalam

Written by the author of the highly popular field manual, A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders, this book on the spiders of Brunei is another user-friendly pictorial identification guide — in a more attractive format, and more lavishly illustrated with stunning colour images showcasing the astounding diversity of Southeast Asian spiders, particularly those in Brunei Darussalam and the rest of Borneo. Crafted in a language readily understood by beginners, it gives useful tips on how to recognise more than 250 species of spiders in the field, with succinct notes on their natural history and geographic distribution. It is an indispensable identification aid for students and teachers engaged in ecological and biodiversity studies, and an essential reference resource for weekend naturalists, macrophotography enthusiasts, eco-tourists and visiting scientists.


by Minister of Industry and Primary Resources vii
by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports ix

Preface x
History of Research on Brunei Spiders 1
Geography, Habitat and Ecology 7

Studying Spiders
External Morphology 15
Classification of Spiders 20
Collection Techniques and Equipment 27
Laboratory Techniques and Equipment 32

Identification Guide
How to Use This Book 35
Thumbnail Field Guide 40
Family-by-Family Photographic Guide 49

Checklist of Brunei Spiders 337
References and Further Reading 345
Acknowledgements 350
General Index 352
Index to Scientific Names 353

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