The Tarantula Keeper's Guide

Author: Stanley A. Schultz,Marguerite J. Schultz

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1438067577

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 8900

Terrarium hobbyists and arachnid lovers will rejoice at this comprehensive guide on tarantulas! The Tarantula Keeper's Guide provides in-depth information on their biology and advice on housing and caring for pet tarantulas. Tarantulas are small and easy-to-maintain exotic pets that are fun and captivating to watch. The Tarantula Keeper's Guide includes detailed information on the natural history and biology of these fascinating creatures. This spider book is filled with color photos, scientifically accurate line art, and detailed care instructions. It's no wonder that The Tarantula Keeper's Guide is considered the "Bible of Arachnoculture" by hobbyists and arachnid enthusiast!

Tarantula Vs Tarantula Hawk

Author: Lindsy O'Brien

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1474710883

Category: Pepsis

Page: 33

View: 373

What happens when a huge tarantula faces a dangerous tarantula hawk? Fascinating photos and dynamic descriptions will give young readers an up-close look at these huge bugs to learn about their natural weapons, defenses, and abilities. Young bug lovers can then cheer for their favorite as these mortal enemies battle for victory.

The Tarantula Scientist

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547530056

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 5861

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year: A “fascinating” photo-filled book on these amazing arachnids! (Booklist) Yellow blood? Skeletons on the outside? These attributes don’t belong to comic book characters or alien life forms, but to Earth’s biggest and hairiest spiders: tarantulas. In this book you are invited to follow Sam Marshall, spider scientist extraordinaire (he’s never been bitten), as he explores the dense rain forest 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 America—where 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. “Superb color photos abound in this spectacular series addition…This is a vivid look at an enthusiastic scientist energetically and happily at work…A treat, even for arachnophobes.”—School Library Journal (starred review) A Sibert Honor Book An ALA Notable Book A John Burroughs Nature Book for Young Readers A Kirkus Reviews Editors Choice


Author: Patrick Hely

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508154139

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

View: 828

It might be hard to imagine keeping a spider as a pet, especially one as big as a tarantula. These furry arachnids can grow as large as a dinner plate, but don�t worry, they�re not dangerous to humans. In this book, readers will learn about the habitat and food that tarantulas need to survive. These and other early elementary life-science topics are enhanced by full-color photographs on each page. Fact boxes provide students with even more information about these fascinating spiders.

Magnolias & Tarantulas

Author: Valentina Bek


ISBN: 1304270351


Page: 110

View: 2674


Author: Steve Parker

Publisher: Ivy Press

ISBN: 0711278539

Category: Nature

Page: 242

View: 6032

Discover nature’s most colourful creatures in a major new book on colour in the animal kingdom. For many animals use of colour is essential to surviving in the wild. Both a built-in defence mechanism and a cunning tactic for attack, this biological advantage helps animals hide from dangerous predators and catch unsuspecting prey. It is used in many different ways, primarily to mask one’s identity, movement or location, and changes over time as animals evolve and adapt to live. This stunning photographic collection reveals 100 creatures from around the world paired with fascinating insights from leading UK zoology author Steve Parker. Each animal will have a profile of 300 words paired with striking photographic examples featuring a wealth of colour and ingenious uses of colour for display or disguise. Learn how: The octopus can change its opacity, colour and pattern in response to threats. The walking leaf insect has evolved a strikingly similar shape and colour to the leaves it eats. The arctic fox changes its fur colour to white in the winter, perfectly blending in with the snow – but climate change is disrupting this age-old adaptation. This study of some of the most innovative uses of colour by animals, packed with beautiful photography and fascinating insights, will delight all lovers of the natural world.

The Maya Tropical Forest

Author: James D. Nations

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292713185

Category: Nature

Page: 363

View: 4179

The Maya Tropical Forest, which occupies the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, is the closest rainforest to the United States and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Western Hemisphere. It has been home to the Maya peoples for nearly four millennia, starting around 1800 BC. Ancient cities in the rainforest such as Palenque, Yaxchilan, Tikal, and Caracol draw thousands of tourists and scholars seeking to learn more about the prehistoric Maya. Their contemporary descendants, the modern Maya, utilize the forest's natural resources in village life and international trade, while striving to protect their homeland from deforestation and environmental degradation. Writing for both visitors and conservationists, James Nations tells the fascinating story of how ancient and modern Maya peoples have used and guarded the rich natural resources of the Maya Tropical Forest. He opens with a natural history that profiles the forest's significant animals and plants. Nations then describes the Maya peoples, biological preserves, and major archaeological sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of conservation work in the Maya Tropical Forest, Nations tells first-hand stories of the creation of national parks and other protected areas to safeguard the region's natural resources and archaeological heritage. He concludes with an expert assessment of the forest's future in which he calls for expanded archaeological tourism to create an ecologically sustainable economic base for the region.

Information Dynamics in Virtual Worlds

Author: Woody Evans

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780632746

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 7492

Presents a broad examination of the nature of virtual worlds and the potential they provide in managing and expressing information practices through that medium, grounding information professionals and students of new media in the fundamental elements of virtual worlds and online gaming. The book details the practical issues in finding and using information in virtual environments and presents a general theory of librarianship as it relates to virtual gaming worlds. It is encompassed by a set of best practice methods that libraries can effectively execute in their own environments, meeting the needs of this new generation of library user, and explores ways in which information literacy can be approached in virtual worlds. Final chapters examine how conventional information evaluation skills work falls short in virtual worlds online. Maps out areas of good practice and technique for information professionals and librarians serving in virtual communities Provides a clear foundation with appropriate theory for understanding information in virtual worlds Treats virtual worlds as ‘real environments’ and observes the behaviour of actors within them


Author: Molly Kolpin

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429645202

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 14

View: 6078

"A brief introduction to tarantulas, including their habitat, food, and life cycle"--Provided by publisher.