TARANTULAS by Joan Berg Victor


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An indifferently assembled, poorly thought out and awkwardly worded compilation of bits about the tarantula. Victor skips at one point from ""Senses"" to ""Wolf Spiders"" to ""Homes"" (her headings), then returns at the end to the ""Curious Homes"" of particular species. Her writing is often fuzzy--as when she relates that ""it was only by accident that [silk] became a help in capturing food""--and her illustrations are just as imprecise.

Pub Date: May 21st, 1979
Publisher: Dodd, Mead