Spiders Biggest! Littlest!

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Spiders Biggest! Littlest!

By Sandra Markle; Simon Pollard (Photographer)

Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590781906, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2004

One spider is as big as a dinner plate. Another one is as tiny as the tiniest raindrop. How does it help a spider to be so big? And how could it help another spider to be so small? Spiders Biggest Littlest answers these and other fascinating questions. Stunning photos of spiders from around the world show how spiders live. Each kind has features big or small that help it live in its special part of the world. The variety of eight-legged silk spinners is amazing, and some of the most astonishing examples are here in the latest offering by internationally recognized science writer Sandra Markle. The photographs are by Dr. Simon Pollard, who has traveled the globe to study how spiders live and snap their photographs along the way. Young readerswill quickly find themselvesbitten by a new fascination for some of nature's most interesting creatures.

About the Author
Sandra Markle has written more than seventy nonfiction books about science for children. She has won more than thirty awards for her work. In addition to her books, Ms. Markle has developed science specials for television as well as Internet-based educational programs. She lives in New Zealand.

Dr. Simon Pollard has is the Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at Canterbury Museum and Senior Fellow in Zoology at the University of Canterbury. He has written frequently for Natural History magazine and is frequently flown around the world for lectures on natural history and photography workshops, and as a research and script consultant for natural history documentaries.