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The Life of the Spider
By Jean-Henri Fabre
Kessinger Publishing, 2004
Book Description
1913. With a Preface by Maurice Maeterlinck. From the Preface: J.H. Fabre, as some few people know, is the author of half a score of well-filled volumes in which, under the title of Souvenirs Entomologiques, he has set down the results of fifty years of observations, study and experiment on the insects that seem to us the best-known and the most familiar: different species of wasps and wild bees, a few gnats, flies, beetles and caterpillars; in a word, all those vague, unconscious, rudimentary and almost nameless little lives which surround us on every side and which we contemplate with eyes that are amused, but already thinking of other things, when we open our window to welcome the first hours of spring, or when we go into the gardens or the fields to bask in the blue summer days. This volume focuses on the Spider.

Spiders in Ecological Webs (Cambridge Studies in Ecology)
By David Wise
Cambridge University Press, 1995
Book Description
As experimental organisms, spiders offer ecologists a unique opportunity to examine the concept of the ecological community and the role that field experimentation can play in evaluating theories of population and community ecology. In this book, David Wise provides a balanced critique of field experiments designed to uncover details of spider ecology, with the dual aim of clarifying the ecology of these fascinating organisms and providing insight into the advantages and challenges of performing field experiments with a predator ubiquitous in terrestrial ecosystems.

American Spiders and their Spinning Work
By Henry C. McCook
Coachwhip Publications, 2006
The Rev. Henry C. McCook spent years researching and writing his 3 volume set, American Spiders and their Spinningwork. The three volumes were originally self-published in 1889, 1890, and 1894, under the auspices of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia (where McCook was vice-president). Primarily covering the orb-weaving spiders, there is plenty of material on jumping spiders, wandering spiders, trapdoor spiders, and other species. This is one of the most thorough examinations of the natural history of American spiders, but due to its scarcity (only a limited number of volumes were originally printed), it is not well known by spider enthusiasts today. For the purpose of this reprint, the text and figures of all three volumes have been placed in Book 1. The color plates have been placed in Book 2.

American Spiders
By Willis J. Gertsch
Van Nostrand Reinhold; Second edition, 1979
Genera and species should be cross-referenced at the World Spider Catalog for current nomenclature.

Guide To Some Common Colorado Spiders
By Walker Van Riper
University of Colorado Museum Leaflets, Boulder, CO, 1950
Genera and species should be cross-referenced at the World Spider Catalog for current nomenclature.

Common Spiders Of Maryland
By Martin H. Muma
The Natural History Society Of Maryland, 1943
Genera and species should be cross-referenced at the World Spider Catalog for current nomenclature.

Spiders of The University of Kansas Natural History Reservation and Rockefeller Experimental Tract
By Henry S. Fitch
University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Misc. Publication No. 33 Dec. 20, 1963
Genera and species should be cross-referenced at the World Spider Catalog for current nomenclature.

The Spider Book
By John Henry Comstock
Cornell Univ Pr; Revised edition Fifth printing, 1980
Genera and species should be cross-referenced at the World Spider Catalog for current nomenclature.

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