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Why Is That Spider Dancing? The Amazing Arachnids of Aotearoa

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Why Is That Spider Dancing? The Amazing Arachnids of Aotearoa

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What are arachnids? How do spiders differ from harvestmen, pseudoscorpions, mites and ticks? What makes the arachnid species that are unique to Aotearoa so special? How are webs made? How do they hunt prey, eat and defend themselves? Where do they live? Which are venomous? Which can you find in your house? What makes some arachnids the stuff of nightmares? In this fun-filled, fact-rich, and highly illustrated book, award-winning science writer Simon Pollard and Te Papa spider expert Phil Sirvid share the magic, secrets, mysteries and marvels of Aotearoa New Zealand's abundance of eight-legged beasties, from microscopic mites to spiders as large as your hand. They also profile some of the men and women who have helped build our knowledge in this area.

Author: Pollard, Simon/ Sirvid, Phil
Publication date: 07/10/2021
Imprint: Te Papa
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback
Illustrator: Hunt, Janet
ISBN: 9780995133891

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Weight 500 g
Dimensions 260 × 220 mm