All You Need to Know About Spiders (inbunden)
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1st ed. 2022
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Hanggi, Ambros (förf)/Kropf, Christian (förf)/Staubli, Anna (förf)
151 Illustrations, color; 12 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 245 p. 163 illus., 151 illus. in c
236 x 158 x 20 mm
522 g
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All You Need to Know About Spiders

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All You Need to Know About Spiders Spiders are super predators and devour everything they can overpower. To do this, they have developed incredibly good catching techniques and, with spider silk, a tool that makes material technology green with envy. The males are usually smaller than the females and, in order to have sex, they have to come up with a lot to avoid being misunderstood as easy prey: Dancing, drumming, and gifts almost always help. Spiders use their venom in very precise doses, and since humans are not on their menu, they are harmless to us. Many people's (unnecessary) fear of spiders finds cultural roots as early as the Middle Ages. Nevertheless, spider fear is easily treatable. There is no habitat or building without spiders. And that's a good thing, because spiders have fascinating properties and their world is full of surprises. Everything you need to know about them is explained in this book in understandable language by experts for laymen. In addition, some of the most common spider species in the house and garden are briefly presented with tips for observation. The authorsThis book is authored by eight scientists, all of them members of the Association for the Promotion of Spider Research: Wolfgang Nentwig, Jutta Ansorg, Angelo Bolzern, Holger Frick, Anne-Sarah Ganske, Ambros Hnggi, Christin Kropf und Anna Stubli
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The book is well-illustrated. this popular book has made a very good impression on me. No doubt it will be a very useful and reliable source of general information about spiders for 6th-formers, students and aspiring naturalists. Yet, not belonging to any of these categories, as a professional arachnologist, I found the reading of this book refreshing and very rewarding. Finally, it is a good value for money. I highly recommend it to both amateur and professional arachnologists alike. (Dmitri V. Logunov, Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society, Issue 154, 2022)

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Wolfgang Nentwig Biology studies, 1981 PhD, University of Marburg (Germany) 19831984 Visiting Researcher at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama), Assistant Professor University of Regensburg19882019 Professor of Ecology, University of Bern (Switzerland), research interests in agroecology, invasion ecology, spider ecology, spider venomCo-founder of "araneae Spiders of Europe" ( and co-organizer of the World Spider Catalog ( Jutta Ansorg Studies in energy- and process engineering and PhD 2001, Technical University of Berlin19931998 Lecturer in practical mathematics and research in the field of process engineering19982014 Engineer in international power plant and waste incineration plant construction in Switzerland Since 2014 specialist for airpollution control and noise protection in the Canton of Aargau (Switzerland) She has been involved with spiders outside of work for about 45 years. Angelo BolzernBiology studies and PhD 2010, University of Basel (Switzerland)20122013 Research visit to the American Museum of Natural History, New York (USA) on spider taxonomy and systematics20142018 Freelance researcher, employment in practical nature conservation and environmental education, training as a high school teachersince 2019 Staff member Education & Outreach, Natural History Museum Basel (Switzerland) Holger Frick Biology studies and PhD 2010, University of Bern and Natural History Museum Bern (Switzerland)20102011 PostDoc at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen20112014 Head of Department, Office for the Environment and Curator of the State Natural History Collection Liechtenstein20142019 Head of the natural history museum, Naturama Aargau (Switzerland)20192020 Project Manager, Swiss Academy of Sciences and Natural History Museum Fribourg (Switzerland)Since 2021 Head of Biosciences and Curator of Invertebrates at the Natural History Museum Basel (Switzerland) Anne-Sarah Ganske Biology studies, 2014 Bachelor of Science (Biology), 2016 Master of Science (Biodiversity and Ecology), University of Greifswald (Germany)20172018 Marie-Skodowska-Curie Fellow at the Natural History Museum Vienna (Austria)2019 PhD in Biology at the University of Vienna (Austria); Research topics: morphology and sensory biology of spiders; morphology, systematics and phylogeny of centipedes Ambros Hnggi Biology studies, dissertation 1987, University of Bern (Switzerland)Assistantat the University of Bern and freelance biologist; Co-editor of the catalogue of Swiss spiders (1990)1990-2020 Curator for invertebrates (excluding insects) at the Natural History Museum Basel (Switzerland), from 2021 honorary assistant; Conception and implementation of special exhibitions and projects for the comprehensible communication of research resultsResearch focus on faunistics and systematics of spidersCo-founder of "araneae - Spiders of Europe" ( Christian Kropf Biology studies, 1992 PhD, University of Graz (Austria)19921995 Assistant at the University of Graz1994 Research visit University of New Delhi (India)since 1995 Curator for invertebrates at the Natural History Museum Bern (Switzerland) since 1996 Lecturer at the University of Bern, 2011 Habilitationmain research interests taxonomy, systematics, functional morphology of arthropods, especially spidersCo-founder of "araneae Spiders of Europe" ( and co-organizer of the World Spider Catalog ( Anna Stubli Studies in Natural Sciences, 1998 Diplom an der ETH Zrich (Switzerland)2005 resp. 2006/2011 further education in systematics and taxonomy of spiders and butterflies 19982013 employee in office for nature conservation in agricultureSince 2013 owner of the company Projekte kologie Landwirtschaft: specialized in field surveys of spiders, butterflies, grasshoppers and dragonflies, as well as


Preface Part I: Morphology and function of spiders- What do spiders look like?.- How do spiders hear, smell, taste, and sense?.- How do spiders see?- How do spiders move? -How can spiders grow despite their outer skeleton?.- Spider venom.- Spider silk.- Prey catch and spider webs.- How do spiders feed and digest?- Sex of spiders Part II: We live in a world full of spiders- Some like it cold.- how spiders survive adverse seasons.- How do spiders defend themselves against enemies? -The importance of spiders in our environment.- Species richness of spiders.- Worldwide import and spread of spiders.- Spiders in and at our house- Fascinating spiders- Part III: our emotional side towards spiders- Fear of spiders.- Communication about spiders.- spiders and humans: a tense relationship? -Spiders as pets?- Appendix- Common spider families- How to determine spiders?-Authors- Association for the Promotion of Spider Research- References- Index.