An introduction to Common Spiders of Sri Lanka
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This 88 page book will take you on an interesting journey and bring back enthusiasm for this often under studied fascinating creatures that share our environment
Ranil P. Nanayakkara
About the Author
Ranil Nanayakkara has made a commendable attempt to provide scientific information on spiders to a broad group of readers ranging from the general public to research students, in a simple and useful manner. It contains interesting information on the morphology of spiders, diverse aspects related to their natural history, and a general description of the different families of spiders occurring in Sri Lanka. It also contains descriptions of 34 relatively common spiders of Sri Lanka, representing the mygalomorphs, web-builders, and non-web building hunters. This publication would certainly help a reader to overcome the general fear and animosity towards spiders, and open their doors to a fascinating experience through observing them with interest.
About the Publisher
Dilmah Conservation was initiated in 2007 by Dilmah to incorporate environmental conservation efforts into the MJF Charitable Foundation, which focuses on social justice. Dilmah Conservation works towards the sustainable use of the environment in partnership with other organisations including the International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN. The pledge made by Dilmah founder Merrill J. Fernando to make business a matter of human service is deeply ingrained in the work carried out by Dilmah Conservation. For additional information visit our website at www.dilmahconservation.org.
978 – 955 – 0081 – 11 – 0
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