The editors of this manual, Darrell Ubick, Pierre Paquin, Paula E. Cushing, and Vince Roth, are all well known arachnologists. Over 30 other equally well known arachnologists from the United States, Europe, and South America, are chapter authors.
They way to go for current spider identification. Ring bound book but it has taken some wear and tear in the lab and still has held up wellPublished 4 months ago by John
Fore someone that wants to identify a spider and not get a PhD in spiders, this is not the book to buy.Published 4 months ago by Roy
A rare, hard-to-find and valuable classic. Fortunate to have found it ... just good timingPublished 6 months ago by Robert L. Zimlich
Very, VERY heady reference manual. This is not a field manual, but a good reference text.Published 7 months ago by Old Marine
This is a nice reference book to add to an entomologist's collection, especially one who has an interest in spiders.Published 15 months ago by Jen
I own and have used the third edition for years. I can't wait to use this very extensively updated version.Published 24 months ago by craig sondergaard
I used this book to help identify spiders for a spider collection project. The spider descriptions, keys, references and glossary are phenomenal.Published on May 17, 2013 by Kimberly
I note that several reviewers criticize this book for being too technical, pointing out that its illustrations are line drawings rather than photographs or life-like paintings, and... Read morePublished on December 1, 2012 by Jerry Cates
There are no color pictures or drawings of spiders for quick identification.
Every Drawing is in pencil. Buy something to color with and color away. Read more