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A Spider’s World

Senses and Behavior

Authors: Barth, Friedrich G.

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Spiders are wonderful creatures. Their varied and complex range of behavior and highly developed sensory systems are excellently adapted to the environmental conditions - as is proven by their evolutionary success. Over 400 million years, spiders have developed their sensory organs to a fascinating technical perfection and complexity.
In his intriguing book, Professor Friedrich G. Barth puts this technical perfection into the context of "biology", in which the interaction between environment and sensory organs and the selectivity of the senses as a link between environment and behavior play a major role. 

About the authors

​Professor Friedrich G. Barth was born in Munich, Germany, in 1940. He studied biology and human physiology in Munich and Los Angeles. In 1967, he obtained his doctorate under H. Autrum, 1970 he received his Habilitation in zoology. In 1974, he was offered a chair at the University of Frankfurt/M. Since 1987, he has been professor at the University of Vienna, Austria. His main areas of research are neurobiology, sensory systems, and biomechanics. He is a member of several scientific academies and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Comparative Physiology A.

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"Thanks to Professor Friedrich G. Barth, his numerous co-workers and students we have astonishing details about the sensorial world and behaviour of these large neotropical spiders … . even a non-arachnologist will find the text easily understandable and instructive. … The book is richly illustrated with numerous line drawings, diagrams and photographs and also contains 16 magnificent colour plates. Professor Barth’s monograph is a very useful book for all students of arthropod sensory physiology and behaviour." (J. Žd’árek, European Journal of Entomology, Vol. 99, 2002)

"This excellent book, written with authority and charm, is a scientific odyssey into the sensory world of spiders. … The book is very well produced, with a well laid-out text supported by numerous figures and photographs … . One of this great book’s many attractions is the way that the text involves the reader … . This highly readable and informative book will provide a valuable reference for researchers, students and teachers … as well as an essential addition to any arachnological bookshelf." (Mike Gray, Lab News, December/January, 2002/2003)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Spider’s World
Book Subtitle
Senses and Behavior
Authors
Translated by
Biedermann-Thorson, M.A.
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04899-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04899-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42046-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07557-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 394
Number of Illustrations
1001 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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