American Spiders

Gertsch, Willis J.

Verlag: D. Van Nostrand, 1949., 1949
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Spiders Make Up A Considerable portion of the animal life of the vast and diversified land that is North America. That general knowledge of them is relatively meager must be attributed to the circumstance of size, rather than to inferiority in either importance or genuine interest. By means of size, and also of sound, birds, mammals, and vertebrate animals monopolize the stage and divert attention. Yet only a slight change in perspective will bring into view a microcosm of tiny creatures that, hidden away in leafy jungles or unseen in miniature forests under foot, live lives of unbelievable strangeness and complexity. To bring this microcosm into sharp focus for the general reader is the prime purpose of this book.

Our American spider heritage is a large and diversified fauna commensurate in importance with the age and size of the continent itself. Proclaiming this heritage is a large and rewarding body of literature created by students during more than one hundred and fifty years of enthusiastic devotion. At the beginning one would mention the name of John Abbot, who, as early as 1776, began the study of spiders and other animals in the region around Savannah, Georgia. It is to be regretted that his fine paintings and accompanying notes were never published, as were those of the birds, butterflies, and moths for which he became justly famous. Thereafter, with Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, whose first contribution appeared in 1821, began a line of investigators (H. C. McCook, T. H. Montgomery, G. W. and E. G. Peckham, J. H. Comstock, and J. H. Emerton, to mention only a few) which has terminated in that outstanding living American devotee of Arachne, Alexander Petrunkevitch, and in a growing circle of younger workers. The contribution of Americans to world araneology has been a striking one, but we have profited in even greater measure by the energy and genius of students from other lands, foreigners in language only.

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Verlag: D. Van Nostrand, 1949.
Erscheinungsdatum: 1949
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