The Tarantula Scientist

The Tarantula Scientist

by Sy Montgomery

Hardback Publication Date: 23/03/2004

  $24.95
Yellow blood, silk of steel, skeletons on the outside These amazing attributes don t belong to comic book characters or alien life forms, but to Earth s biggest and hairiest spiders: tarantulas. Here you are invited to follow Sam Marshall, spider scientist extraordinaire (he s never been bitten), as he explores the dense rainforest of French Guiana, knocking on the doors of tarantula burrows, trying to get a closer look at these incredible creatures. You ll also visit the largest comparative spider laboratory in Americawhere close to five hundred live tarantulas sit in towers of stacked shoeboxes and plastic containers, waiting for their turn to dazzle and astound the scientists who study them."
ISBN:
9780618147991
9780618147991
Category:
People & places (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
23-03-2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x279.4x12.95mm
Weight:
0.64kg
Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus and the memoir The Good Good Pig, a New York Times bestseller.

The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, border collie, and flock of chickens.

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