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Spiders (The Australian naturalist library) Paperback – January 1, 1976


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  • Series: The Australian naturalist library
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002114437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002114431
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,019,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If this excellent Australian spider book by Barbara York Main was still in print, I would write a full review of it. But I will say just briefly that I bought it in 1976 (or 1977) for $13 in Adelaide, and I read it cover-to-cover within a year of buying it. It gives a very clear and accessible overview of the taxonomy and range of forms and behaviours of Australian spiders. The photos are excellent and numerous. There are very numerous fascinating, quotable facts in this book, and the information here about the behaviour of Atrax Robustus and Latrodectus Mactans could save your life! I can't see how this book could have been better written. And I certainly don't understand why it is out of print, if it is indeed out of print.
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