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Spiders and their kin - Levi, Herbert and Lorna

Discussion in 'Book and Magazine Reviews' started by Wade, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. Wade

    Wade Guest


    This isn't a husbandry oriented book, but this little book is the closest thing we arachnofans have to a useful field guide. It's a "Golden Guide" and only cost around $6 bucks from almost any bookstore. It was originally published in the sixties, so some names need to be updated, but all-in-all, a great bargain! Very good for trying to identify the spiders in your yard, at least to family level. Also has sections on the other arachnid orders, AND Myriapods.

  2. AlexS

    AlexS Guest


    I agree. I have this book and it is a great reference for the families and genus of spiders.

  3. Ben_B.

    Ben_B. Guest


    Not enough on Mygalomorphs
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Arachnobaron Old Timer


    I consider this book ( even though it is a little old) to be one of the best field guides for arachnofans.

    Not the greatest book in the world for tarantula freaks as there is little information about tarantulas. This book covers mostly true spiders but there is a section on Tarantulas and even information on scoropions, pseudoscorpions, wind scorpions, whip scorpions and ticks.

    If you are like me and like to show off to others by telling them the common and scientific names all whatever spider you see lurking in the backyard or crawling accross the cieling this book is a must have.

  5. xgrafcorex

    xgrafcorex Thread Killer Old Timer


    my parents first bought this (and a lot of the other books from that series) when i was a little kid. years later i got into keeping spiders and wound up taking the book home with me. its a great little guide with short descriptions of the spiders. i also agree, there wasn't very much information on tarantulas. i'd like this book a lot more if it did, but after getting into tarantulas..i couldn't help becoming interested in other spiders.
  6. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    this book is awesome. it has eye guides and great illustrations for tons of spider families.

    it does a good job of covering the other assorted arthropods that are not in the other golden guides including my beloved centipedes :)

    amazing value! i have two, so i can not worry about taking one into the field with me :)
  7. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    good book.had my copy since i was a little kid
  8. maxident213

    maxident213 Arachnolord Old Timer

    I just picked this up off eBay for $2.00..... Had a flip through it at the laundromat last night, looks like a very good little field guide - will be taking it out with me this summer. The small size is a major bonus. :)
  9. Aztek

    Aztek Arachnoprince


    I bought this book at a bookstore, has lot's of good info.
  10. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

    i have that book aswell,had it since i was very little,and i still go back to it for info,excellent little guide.
  11. Hello there, new here... anyway. I think it's a marvelous book. It's a bit simple, and doesn't exactly list EVERY species found in any given area, but it's definately the best general Spider field guide on the market. Not even the Audubon Insects and Spiders covers a wider array of spiders than this little golden book. It's on of my few cherished spider books.
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