A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia

A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia

by Greg Anderson and Robert Whyte

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/06/2017

RRP  $49.95 $39.99

Australians have a love-hate relationship with spiders.

Spiders inspire fear, especially dangerous species such as the Redback and Sydney Funnelweb. Yet, Peacock Spiders, whose males spread a colourful fan and wave their legs in a courtship dance to impress females, have won rapturous appreciation worldwide.

A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia uses photographs of live animals to enable identification of commonly encountered spiders to the family level and, in some cases, to genus and species. Featuring over 1300 colour photographs, it is the most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published. With more than two-thirds of Australian spiders yet to be scientifically described, this book sets the scene for future explorations of our extraordinary Australian fauna.

“Read no further unless you are willing to fall in love with spiders. Submitting to the pages that follow could change your life...”  Tim Low

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Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson is a biomedical research scientist and heads the Chronic Disorders Program at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane.

He has travelled extensively around Australia and other parts of the world studying and photographing spiders.

Robert Whyte

Robert Whyte is an honorary researcher in arachnology at the Queensland Museum.

He is an accomplished editor, author, and journalist with skills in photography and publication design.

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