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Spinnen: Die Erfolgreichen Jäger [Spiders: The Ultimate Predators]

By: Stephen Dalton(Author), Jorunn Wissmann(Translated by)
208 pages, 250 colour photos, 13 b/w illustrations
Spinnen: Die Erfolgreichen Jäger [Spiders: The Ultimate Predators]
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Language: German

Spiders are the most successful terrestrial predators on earth and we are privileged to share the planet with about 40,000 known species of these remarkable animals. Wherever we are, from mountain tops to seashores and from ponds to deserts, there is likely to be at least one spider within a few feet of us. Their success lies in the astonishing array of techniques they have evolved for catching their prey, such as traps in the form of webs, lassoing, jumping, stealing, chasing, ambushing, spitting, fishing, masquerading as other animals, and even attracting prey by mimicking the prey's pheromones.

Stephen Dalton's detailed photographs, unswervingly superb and beautiful, chronicle the various types of predatory spiders.The chapters are divided according to the type of predator, and each one focuses on different species, their habitats, hunting techniques, general characteristics and location in the world. Also featured are chapters on anatomy of spiders, and a guide to photographing spiders.

Summary in German:
Ganz gleich, wo wir gerade sind – in nächster Nähe befindet sich höchstwahrscheinlich mindestens eine Spinne. Spinnen sind die erfolgreichsten an Land lebenden Räuber der Erde und in praktisch jeder Nische des Ökosystems zu finden, vom Berggipfel bis zur Küste, vom Teich bis zur Wüste. Spinnen verspeisen zudem mehr Beute als alle anderen Fleischfresser. Ihren Erfolg verdanken sie zum größten Teil den ausgefeilten und erstaunlichen Taktiken, die sie entwickelt haben, um Insekten und andere kleine Beutetiere zu fangen. Vom Fallenstellen übers Lassowerfen, Springen, Auflauern bis zum Speien – Stephen Dalton geht den erstaunlichen Jagdtechniken der Spinnen nach und versucht, mit dem schlechten Ruf dieser Tiere aufzuräumen.
Die fantastischen Farbfotos des Buches zeigen die Attraktivität dieser Tiere – und das letzte Kapitel erklärt, wie die verborgene Schönheit der Spinnen am besten fotografiert werden kann.

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By: Stephen Dalton(Author), Jorunn Wissmann(Translated by)
208 pages, 250 colour photos, 13 b/w illustrations
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