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Spiders of the World: A Natural History

Norman I. Platnick Rudy Jocque Gustavo Hormiga Robert Raven



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Princeton University Press
09 June 2020
Arachnids; Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders
A stunningly illustrated natural history of spiders Spiders are among the most versatile creatures on the planet, inhabiting six of the seven continents and thriving in environments ranging from deserts and rain forests to Arctic tundra and cities. Spiders of the World is a captivating look at these wondrously adaptable and endlessly intriguing
By:   Norman I. Platnick
Contributions by:   Rudy Jocque, Gustavo Hormiga, Robert Raven, Martin J. Ramirez
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 165mm, 
ISBN:   9780691188850
ISBN 10:   0691188858
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   09 June 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Norman I. Platnick (1951-2020) was the Peter J. Solomon Family Curator Emeritus of Spiders at the American Museum of Natural History, where he curated the world's largest collection of spiders. A PhD recipient from Harvard University, Platnick described more than 1,800 species of spider, making him the second most prolific arachnologist in history. He created the World Spider Catalog, an online database that provides people around the globe with ready access to all the taxonomic literature on more than 48,000 species, a resource that is unmatched for any other group of organisms.

Reviews for Spiders of the World: A Natural History

[A]n intriguing and illustrative introduction to . . . the spider world. ---Jim Williams, Star Tribune From the first page to the last this book is a tour de force. I recommend it highly. ---David Gascoigne,

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