Wolf spiders have large furry faces with big eyes, but these benign-looking creatures are as fearsome to an insect as any spider in existence. Most wolf spiders chase their prey instead of catching it in a web, hunting down the unlucky insect and chewing it up with strong jaws. Male wolf spiders attract females' attention by dancing, or by presenting the female with a fly wrapped in silk. Readers of this book will be fascinated by this spider and the ways in which it lives and hunts.
The Life of the Spider is a volume in Jean-Henri Fabre's "Souvenirs Entomologiques", in which he shares fifty years of careful observation. He re-acquaints us with the most everyday insects, inspiring a new interest, awareness and understanding in the reader. This volume concerns spiders.
The spider's varied and complex range of behavior and highly developed sensory systems are examined here in the context of biology and the interaction between environment and sensory organs. 325 illustrations.
Spiders are often underestimated as suitable behavioural models because of the general belief that due to their small brains their behaviour is innate and mostly invariable. Challenging this assumption, this fascinating book shows that rather than having a limited behavioural repertoire, spiders show surprising cognitive abilities, changing their behaviour to suit their situational needs. The team of authors unravels the considerable intra-specific as well as intra-individual variability and plasticity in different behaviours ranging from foraging and web building to communication and courtship. An introductory chapter on spider biology, systematics and evolution provides the reader with the necessary background information to understand the discussed behaviours and helps to place them into an evolutionary context. Highlighting an under-explored area of behaviour, this book will provide new ideas for behavioural researchers and students unfamiliar with spiders as well as a valuable resource for those already working in this intriguing field.
The amazing adventures of one of the greatest superheroes of all time continue in Spider-Man 2. Two years have passed, and Peter Parker struggles to cope with the demands of life as a college student, a Daily Bugle photographer, and a crime-fighting superhero. But it hasn’t gotten any easier. Condemned by the press, tormented by secrets he can never reveal, forced to give up the girl of his dreams—at times the lonely burden of Spider-Man seems almost too great to bear . . . and the temptation to give up grows stronger by the hour. Enter the archfiend Doc Ock, armed with a lethal invention powerful enough to destroy half the city. If Spider-Man tries to stop Doc Ock, he’ll be placing the lives of those closest to him in mortal danger. If he doesn’t, it could be the end of the Big Apple. With millions of lives hanging in the balance, high about Manhattan’s glittering skyline, Spider-Man confronts his destiny, his fiercest enemy, and himself. From the Paperback edition.
A companion volume to the motion picture "Spider-Man 3" offers a look at the concept art, sketches, photographs, script and meeting notes, journal entries, production details, and creative process behind the film.
Traditional Cultural Properties and the Navajo Nation
Author: Kelli Carmean
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Social Science
Carmean's book focuses on traditional cultural properties and cultural resource management among native people in the United States. Describing her work with the Navajo Nation, she examines the specific geographical locations and landforms that contain significant cultural and/or religious meaning to the Navajo people. She outlines how the cultural value of the sacred geography can be in direct opposition to the need to modernize, including building roads, power lines, housing, and a variety of natural resource extraction activities that can earn much-needed money for the tribe. The book describes the legal process through which traditional cultural properties are managed during federal undertakings. Carmean outlines the dilemma of 'sustainability' common to many traditional societies as well as to the Navajo Nation, as they undergo the tremendous cultural changes that accompany industrialization and seek a balance between continuity and change. It is written as an accessible text for undergraduates, and for an interested general public.