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.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 394
Weight: 1126 g
Dimensions: 242 x 193 x 22 mm
Edition: 2002 ed.
From the reviews:
"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. Zd'arek, 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)
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