Contents: Word hunt -- Spiderlings! -- Eggs and egg sacs -- Spiderlings hatch -- Spiderlings spin silk -- Spiderlings grow up -- Timeline : A spiderling grows up! -- Your new words -- These animals hatch from eggs, too!
The island of Tanakuatua seems like heaven to the 40 people who go there in order to create a utopian society, but soon they start to die in a horrible way and it seems that something strange and deadly is out there in the jungle.
This book links the molecular evolution of silk proteins to the evolution and behavioral ecology of web-spinning spiders and other arthropods. Craig's book draws together studies from biochemistry through molecular genetics, cellular physiology, ecology, and behavior to present an integrated understanding of an interesting biological system at the molecular and organizational levels.
A timeline of the spider fossil record -- Fossils -- Living fossils -- Chance and change -- Outward and upward -- Triumph over thin air -- Small changes, big benefits -- Spinning, running, jumping, swimming -- Going vertical -- Links -- Now you see it, now you don't -- Beyond "perfect" -- Endless forms.
Throughout the Middle Ages, enormously popular bestiaries presented people with descriptions of rare and unusual animals, typically paired with a moral or religious lesson. In The Earwig's Tail, entomologist May Berenbaum and illustrator Jay Hosler draw on the powerful cultural symbols of these antiquated books to create a beautiful and witty bestiary of the insect world.