Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. Spiders by Cecil Warburton was first published in 1912. The volume presents an account of the habits and modes of life of spiders, with additional information regarding methods of observation and research.
Cambridge University Press
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22 March 2012
Professional and scholarly
Preface; 1. A survey of the field; 2. What is a spider; 3. The circular snare; 4. The mental powers of spiders; 5. Trap-snares and balloons; 6. Agelena; 7. Water-spiders; 8. Crab-spiders; 9. Wolf-spiders; 10. Jumping spiders; 11. Theraphosid spiders; 12. Stridulation; 13. The spinning apparatus; 14. The enemies of spiders; 15. Concluding reflexions; Literature; Index.