THIS is a re-issue of the second (1940) edition of J. Prof. Comstock's well-known "Spider Book"of 1912. When the book first appeared, thirty -seven years ago, it received a well-deserved welcome, for at that time there was no other authoritative work describing the structure and habits of such orders of arachnids as occur in North America. For British readers its taxonomic sections had no great appeal ; but the rest provided them with an admirable introduction to the biology of the Arachnida.
The Spider book
A Manual for the study of the Spiders and their Near Relatives, the Scorpions, Pseudoscorpions, Whip-Scorpions, Harvestmen and other Members of the Class Arachnida, found in America north of Mexico; with Analytical Keys for their Classification and Popular Accounts of their Habits. By John Henry Comstock. Revised and edited by Dr. W. J. Gertsch. Pp. xi + 729. (Ithaca, N.Y. : Comstock Publishing Co., Inc. ; London : Constable and Co., Ltd., 1948.) 35s. net.
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SAVORY, T. North American Arachnids. Nature 164, 897 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/164897b0