Glossy full-color photos of gigantic spiders adorn this chatty anecdotal account of the peculiar habits of arachnids from around the world. The young browser will not mind that the 12-inch furry giant shown is actually smaller than his thumb. The organization is casual. Measurements and photo magnifications are not given. The tone is often adult and coy; but the reader will find such absorbing tidbits as: spiders oat damaged webs and recycle the silk; the spider's heart can be seen palpitating its abdomen when it is excited; and some spiders can live for a year between meals. Indexed. A browsing book for enthusiasts.