Publisher description for Discovery channel insects & spiders : an explore your world-handbook.


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Counter How do a tarantula's fangs work differently than those of other spiders? What transforms solitary locusts into a million-member eating machine? How can insects help investigators uncover crime-scene clues? Insects & Spiders, an exciting new Explore Your World™ handbook, incorporates the Discovery Channel's unique authoritative approach and acclaimed visuals to answer these and other questions in a captivating blend of information and entertainment.

Insects & Spiders features:
¸ Background information on insect evolution, anatomy and physiology, behavior, habitats and seasonal cycles, and the mysterious world of insect societies.
¸ A detailed look at the spider's anatomy, life cycle, survival tactics, and life as a predator.
¸ Examinations of spider silk, web-making, and the methods of spider courtship.
¸ Practical advice on how to identify and study favorite species and helpful tips on caring for insects and spiders as pets.
¸ An identification guide to 160 insects and spiders from around the world, organized by environment.
¸ More than 300 full-color photos and illustrations.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Insects, Spiders