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  • Published: 3 December 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143006435
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64

Which New Zealand Spider?


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A simple way to identify New Zealand's native and introduced spiders

In this companion to his award-winning Which New Zealand Insect? Andrew Crowe showcases New Zealand spiders, with practical details on how, when and where to find them.

The author continues in his typically entertaining style to weave in many odd and surprising facts - such as how best to eat big spiders, which ones fly, and how to use spider webs for catching fish or for stopping bullets.

Some 60 New Zealand spiders and their relatives (both common and rare) are covered; described here and illustrated with 130 photographs.

  • Pub date: 3 December 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143006435
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64

About the Author

Andrew Crowe

Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama. His latest book, Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors (Bateman), received a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2019.

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