| ||"Overall, this is an informative, beautifully illustrated and fascinating overview of an often maligned
group of animals. Hopefully it will lead to greater interest in arachnids, their biology, ecology, behaviour and unique features, not to mention their antiquity and continuing scientific interest to taxonomists, systematists and other researchers."
Julianne Waldock, Australasian Arachnology 81, 2011
"…a wealth of information on each order is present, in non-technical language, to result in a very readable text. This well-produced and attractive book is a valuable source for information on arachnids…"
Tim R New, Journal Insect Conservation, 2010
"...a marvellous book that captures the middle ground between the world of the specialist academic and that of the hobby naturalist. Arachnids is an excellent addition to any naturalists library and the wonderful photographs of rarely encountered groups and easy reading justifies a place on the coffee table."
Graeme Smith, Tarsus, No 590, March 2010
"I wish that 50 years ago I’d had access to such a readable and attractively presented scientific background to my tentative field studies of backyard spiders! Reviewing this book has given me not only a lot of pleasure but an opportunity to learn much that I did not know about the amazing little arachnids that share our world. It is entertaining as well as instructive, and I wholeheartedly recommend it."
Densey Clyne, Metamorphosis Australia, March 2010
"This volume is well produced and good value for money at $69.95. It is an excellent introduction to the fascinating world of arachnids…"
Graham Milledge, Explore, Autumn 2010
"Overall, this is an informative and fascinating overview of an oft-maligned group of animals. Hopefully, this will lead to more interest in arachnids for their biology, ecology, behaviour and unique features, not to mention their antiquity as a group."
Julianne Waldock, WA Naturalist News, July 2010
"It’s been nearly 40 years since we’ve had a general textbook on arachnids, and never one so beautifully presented – the photography is superb. The engaging, enthusiastic style makes the book accessible to readers with even only a little background in biology. This is a fine piece of work and a beautiful introduction to our (mostly) eight-legged friends."
Owen Seeman, Wildlife Australia Magazine, Summer 2009
"Dr Jan Beccaloni has done an outstanding job with this exciting book…a very affordable price considering the quality of production – would be a perfect gift for as budding arachnologist or for anyone interested in knowing and/or understanding more about the so called ‘creepy-crawlies’."
JC Herremans, Linnean Society of New South Wales Newsletter, 134, December 2009
"The publication is well supplemented with some very high quality photographs and diagrams which are well placed and very relevant. For those looking for a comprehensive accessible guide to this group, Arachnids is a worthwhile investment."
Alan Henderson, Australia and New Zealand Zoo and Aquarium Association, November 2009
"Arachnids is a concise, well-written and often beautifully illustrated summary of living arachnid biology."
Jason A. Dunlop, Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society, 2009