Spiders: Learning to Love Them
I've been afraid of spiders my entire life, so far as I remember. I don't know why, exactly, but I suspect that it has something to do with living with someone who has been bitten by several spiders throughout the course of her life—including the dreaded black widow and brown recluse. I guess it rubbed off on me. For a long time, I got chills from looking at still pictures of sp
Take your time on Chapter 3.
Spiders: Learning to Love Them is, literally, a book for everyone. I've got some background in animal behavior and wildlife biology, so if I hadn't cut it down to the wire in getting my book club's book (I decided midway through last month that it would be a very good idea to join the Wildlife Center of Virginia's online boo ...more
The arachnids are my favorite arthropod (though I haven't gone so far as to name the ones I see around the apartment as the author does hers).
* The photos are quite excellent. There's a selection of 38 color plates and many black-and-white pictures throughout the book. A few of the B&Ws are hard to make out but in most the contrast between spider and background is sufficient to make out what's going on.
* The author makes a good case about how ...more