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Learning to Love Them

Lynne Kelly  

288 pages
Publisher: Allen & Unwin

    Paperback - 2009
ISBN: 9781741751796 - AU $ 29.95


 Whitley Certificate of Commendation for 2009

Spiders are everywhere. No matter how clean, how stark, how sterile your home, the spiders will come. Spiderlings will balloon in and wait for the insects that will appear. Adult spiders will walk in. As you destroy one, another will take its place. Spiders are like that.

This book introduces us to the hairy, but not so scary, creatures that share our homes and gardens. Answering questions like: how do spiders build webs? Is the daddy long-legs the most venomous spider in the world? Is arachnid romance really so cutthroat? The author guides us through the myth and mystery that surrounds spiders, finally looking at the dreaded bite itself.

Spiders: Learning to Love Them also contains everything the amateur arachnophile needs:

  • An illustrated guide to identifying webs
  • A list of useful spider-watching equipment
  • Observations sheets
  • Close-up colour photographs.
As well as being an authoritative book on spiders this is a personal account of conquering arachnophobia and how any arachnophobe can do the same.

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