Spiders and Their Webs (Hardcover)

By Darlyne A. Murawski

National Geographic Society, 9780792269793, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2004



Spider webs that mimic flowers? A spider that "lassos" its prey? A web large enough to cover a garbage truck? These are just a few of the incredible "did you knows" kids will discover in the irresistible book about the fascinating and diverse ways spiders use their webs to trap prey.

About the Author

Darlyne A. Murawski is a biologist, writer, and award-winning nature photographer who is a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. She has a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Texas and has done post-doctoral research at Harvard and the University of Georgia. She has a master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2001 Murawski won the Award of Excellence from Communication Arts for her photography and has twice been the finalist in the Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for Magazine Photography. Born in Chircao, she currently lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.