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"The Big Book of Bugs" is loaded with all the facts, figures, and lore any kids (or kid-at-heart) could ever want to know about bugs. And it's fun!
This colorful, creatively illustrated volume, with in-depth explorations of bugs' habitats and habits, gives you access to the various and entertaining ways in which bugs and people affect each other's lives.
And it's all done in the most user-friendly way possible with:
Twenty 3-D illustrations paired together with the 3-D glasses located in a permanent pocket under this flap. Answers to all the most common (and uncommon) questions about bugs. Fact boxes about bugs Quizzes that test your bug knowledge. Dozens of animal-friendly activities and experiments that kids can do at home.
All this and more is presented in an imaginative and engaging way, for hours of engrossing (and gross!) fun.
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Tarantula - As big as a dinner plate and with eight eyes and eight bristly legs, the tarantula looks fearsome. But how scary is it?
There are many different kinds of tarantula, from different parts of the world. For most people, though, "tarantula" means one of the large, hairy spiders that come from North, Central and South America. Some of these live in dry, semi-desert areas, such as Arizona, USA, or in Mexico. Others are found in the jungles of South America. The best-known of these spiders is the Mexican red-kneed tarantula.
Big and Hairy - Tarantulas are big. The bodies of North American tarantulas can be longer than an adult's middle finger, and their leg span is as wide as an adult's hand. Their South American cousins are even bigger - legs included, they can be as big as this page.
Some tarantulas live for only a few months, others for up to 18 months, but tarantulas can live for as long as 25 years or more. In Mexico, one female tarantula was found that had lived for nearly 30 years.