The Journal of Arachnology (ISSN 0160-8202), a publication devoted to the study of Arachnida, is published three times each year by the American Arachnological Society. Subscriptions accompany society membership or may be purchased by institutions (press here for membership/subscription information).
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American Arachnology is the official newsletter of the American Arachnological Society and is distributed biannually to members of the society.
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Spiders of North America -- An Identification Manual
Edited by Darrell Ubick, Pierre Paquin, Paula E. Cushing, & Vince Roth. Original drawings by Nadine Dupérré
This beautifully illustrated guide to the spider genera of North America, north of Mexico, provides over 1400 illustrations and keys to the genera in 68 spider families. Over 550 genera are included.
The 8.5 X 11" spiral bound manual contains 72 chapters and a wealth of information, including:
- an introduction to spider morphology, natural history, collecting techniques, and spider preservation methods
- an overview of the current status and most recent developments in spider phylogeny
- a key to the 68 families found in North America north of Mexico
- keys to the genera in each of the 68 families
- san etymological dictionary explaining the derivation of the names of spider genera and families
- an illustrated glossary
Please note that this is not a photo-ID guide to spiders; it is intended to aid in accurate identification and to do this one must become familiar with some of the details of spider morphology. To aid in this, a guide to morphology used in classification is provided. The information on spider biology and identification make this guide especially suitable for serious amateurs and professionals.
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Common Spiders of North America
by Richard Bradley (Author) and Steve Buchanan (Illustrator)
Members: besure and use the AAS member discount code (30% off!) you should have received in an email. http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520274884