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  • Catalogue No : 50734
  • ISBN : 9783662633977
  • Published : 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 265
  • Publisher : Springer-Verlag
  • Illustrations : 151 col illus, 11 b/w illus, 159 col tables

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Text German. Spiders are super predators and devour everything they can overpower. To do this, they have developed incredibly good catching techniques and, with spider silk, a tool that makes material technology green with envy. The males are usually smaller than the females and, in order to have sex, they have to come up with a lot to avoid being misunderstood as easy prey: Dancing, drumming, and gifts almost always help. Spiders use their venom in very precise doses, and since humans are not on their menu, they are harmless to us. Many people's (unnecessary) fear of spiders finds cultural roots as early as the Middle Ages. Nevertheless, spider fear is easily treatable. There is no habitat or building without spiders. And that's a good thing, because spiders have fascinating properties and their world is full of surprises. Everything you need to know about them is explained in this book in understandable language by experts for laymen. In addition, some of the most common spider species in the house and garden are briefly presented with tips for observation.

[Spinnen sind Super-Raubtiere und vertilgen alles, was sie uberwaltigen koennen. Dafur haben sie unglaublich gute Fangtechniken und mit der Spinnenseide ein Werkzeug entwickelt, das die Materialtechnik vor Neid erblassen lasst. Die Mannchen sind meist kleiner als die Weibchen und mussen sich, um nicht als leichte Beute missverstanden zu werden, beim Sex einiges einfallen lassen: Tanzen, Trommeln und Geschenke helfen fast immer. Spinnen benutzen ihr Gift sehr genau dosiert, und da der Mensch nicht auf ihrem Speisezettel steht, sind sie fur uns harmlos. Die (unnoetige) Angst vieler Menschen vor Spinnen findet kulturelle Wurzeln bereits im Mittelalter. Trotzdem ist Spinnenangst leicht therapierbar. Es gibt weder einen Lebensraum noch ein Gebaude ohne Spinnen. Und das ist gut so, denn sie verfugen uber faszinierende Eigenschaften und ihre Welt ist voller Ueberraschungen. Alles, was man hierzu wissen muss, wird in diesem Buch in verstandlicher Sprache von Fachleuten fur Laien erklart. Zudem werden einige der haufigsten Spinnenarten in Haus und Garten mit Tipps zur Beobachtung kurz vorgestellt.]

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