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Spiders: Biology, Ecology, Natural History, and Behavior (Punzo)

GoTerps

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Punzo, F. 2007. Spiders: Biology, Ecology, Natural History, and Behavior. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.

This is a new 2007 text (428 pgs.) by Fred Punzo

This is very good overall text of spider biology.

Some of the topics covered in this book:
morphology
neurobiology
ecology
systematics and evolution
classification
natural history
behavior
physiology of all major systems
biochemistry of spider silk and venom

I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about spider biology.

Eric
 

Martin H.

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Hi,

Boris Striffler wrote a book review about this book:
  • STRIFFLER, B. (2007): Für Sie gelesen: Buchrezension: Punzo, Fred 2007: Spiders: Biology, Ecology, Natural History and Behaviour Brill, Leiden. ARACHNE 12(5): 26-28.

    Summary:
    The new book on spiders by Fred Punzo is reviewed. Its quality is not what one would expect for $ 97,- list price, as it contains mainly the same information given more than 10 years ago in »Biology of Spiders« by Rainer Foelix (which is only $ 32,50). Most drawings look like being scanned (in poor resolution) from other books, like Foelix' »Biology of Spiders«. American Arachnologist like Dr. Jerome Rovner (Ohio State University) even speak of plagiarism, further information from Dr. Rovner can be obtained via email.
    In conclusion: better save the money and spend it for »Spider families of the world« by Jocqué and Dippenaar-Shoeman.

all the best,
Martin
 

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Official statement from Koninklijke Brill NV

Leiden, the Netherlands,

September 2007

Subject: withdrawal of publication

Please note that BRILL has decided to take the following publication off
the market:

Spiders: Biology, Ecology, Natural History, and Behaviour
by Fred Punzo (2007),

ISBN 9789004156647 (paperback)

ISBN 9789004156630 (hardback)

The reason for this withdrawal is the discovery of serious negligence on
the part of the author in obtaining the required permissions to use
illustrations from other publications, and in properly referring to the
sources of a number of illustrations in the book.

BRILL has instructed its distribution centers to accept and credit any
return of copies of the aforementioned titles.
 
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