Spiders: The Ultimate Predators
|Rating||:||4.75 (516 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
Stephen Dalton is a celebrated pioneer of high-speed wildlife photography, with a devoted following among nature lovers and photographers. He is the author of 15 books.
lyndonbrecht said Good as far as it goes, but the focus is almost entirely British and North American spiders. Good appendix on photographing them. I found this book on a quest for books on spiders. I expected a little more from this publisher. The photography is excellent (the shot of the male magnolia green jumping spider is wonderful, and the strawberry spider's making a conical sort of refuge out of a leaf is really good). The writing is also good, is perhaps a little self-indulgent.What I wanted and did not get was a book on spiders. That is, spiders from all over the world. This book prima. "A Beautifully Illustrated Introduction to Spiders" according to David B Richman. Up front I am an arachnologist and have been one for 50 years, for whatever value that has. I tend to check out new titles in the field and I discovered "Spiders: The Ultimate Predators" listed on line so I bought it. Stephen Dalton, the author, has certainly incorporated some absolutely stunning photographs of his subjects and in general the book is a above average introduction to these creatures. If the reader's curiosity is not at least somewhat s. Kindle Customer said Insight into a tiny world!. Spiders, the Ultimate Predator is a wonderful book about these mysterious and beautiful creatures. Though it can only scratch the surface of the Insight into a tiny world! Kindle Customer Spiders, the Ultimate Predator is a wonderful book about these mysterious and beautiful creatures. Though it can only scratch the surface of the 40,000 different species of spider, the beautiful photography is breathtaking and the text is full of information and very readable. This is a book not just for spider lovers, but also for those who might want to revise their perception of the eight legged wonders. There is nothing ugly about Stephen Dalton'. 0,000 different species of spider, the beautiful photography is breathtaking and the text is full of information and very readable. This is a book not just for spider lovers, but also for those who might want to revise their perception of the eight legged wonders. There is nothing ugly about Stephen Dalton'
Nevertheless, the quality of the photographs is simply outstanding, making the book a useful adjunct to the more detailed monographs. Well, I'm wrong and this book has changed my mind. (M. Although there are excellent field guides on the market, spiders lose something when they are portrayed as mere specimens. Illustrating the text are Dalton's exquisite close-up photos of spiders (mostly found in Europe or the U.S.): the final chapter reveals Dalton's secrets for photographing elusive subjects. The book shows how dedication to a single subject and a non-compromising commitment to quality can lead to a fine volume that deserves a place on the shelves of all those, professional or amateur, who are fascinated by spiders. (Larry Cox Tucson Citizen 2008-10-09)This 8.75 x 11.25 coffee table book features detailed, high-quality color photos on every page, illustrating information on the array of techniques spiders use for catching their prey. Dalton is a pioneer of hi
He also gives expert guidance on photographing spiders.. One is tempted to think there is no such thing as a dull spider." -- British Wildlife "The hair-raising factor will attract even arachnophobic teens." -- BooklistSpiders provides information on habitat, hunting techniques, anatomy, general characteristics and location of spiders, the most successful of all terrestrial predators in the world. Dalton's spectacular photographs are extraordinary in their detail, and some of them document spider behavior never recorded previously. The spiders are grouped by their method of hunting: Nocturnal hunters Trappers: orderly webs Daylight: visual hunters Trappers: disorderly webs Jumping spiders Tunnel-web builders Ambushers and lurkers Nonconformists. "I have never warmed much to spiders they are too creepy Well, I'm wrong and this book has changed my mind. Spiders are tops. Stephen Dalton has chosen to focus on spiders' hunting methods and provides fascinating information on the astonishing array of techniques spiders use for catching their pr