The Brown Recluse Spider
|Rating||:||4.70 (607 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
Drew Dahmer said Squash fear, not spiders.. Finally, a book with facts and not sensationalism about the brown recluse! Absolutely wonderful book.. "The book is full of wonderful color photographs and is written in a style that" according to Michael D Cardwell. This is THE authoritative account of the brown recluse spider, covering proper identification, its natural history, venom, and the effect of its bite. Written by an arachnologist who has made his life's work understanding where this spider is found (and, more importantly, where it does not occur) and researching the many claims of bites, particularly outside of its range. The book is full of wonderful color photographs and is written in a. The Best Book on Venomous Spiders Published! David B Richman Up front I know Rick Vetter and have published with him (not on this subject, however.) I have always had the utmost respect for Rick's knowledge of the brown recluse and its relatives. He has written a number of journal and more popular articles on these spiders and the effects of their venom. In so doing he has always been a voice of reason and a debunker of myths and misinformation. In this book he has combined all of the data accumula
He is coauthor of PCT Field Guide for the Management of Urban Spiders.. Vetter has retired as a research associate in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside. Richard S
With this book, Richard S. Vetter also makes recommendations for control of the spider for households in areas where the spiders are found and describes other species of recluse spiders in North America. One of the greatest factors that keeps the myths alive is misidentification of common (and harmless) spiders as brown recluses. Although The Brown Recluse Spider was written for a general audience, it is also a valuable source of information for arachnologists and medical personnel.. Although recluse spiders can cause serious skin injuries and, in very rare cases, death, the danger posed by this spider is often exaggerated as a result of arachnophobia and the misdiagnosis of non-spider-related conditions as brown recluse bites. These misdiagnoses often occur in areas of North America where the spider does not exist, making legitimate bites improbable. Vetter hopes to educate readers regarding the biology of the spider and medical aspects of its bites, to reduce the incidence of misdiagnoses, and to quell misplaced anxiety.In The Brown Recluse Spider, Vetter covers topics such as taxonomy, identification, misidentification, life history characteristics and biology, medical aspects of envenomations, medical conditions misdiagnosed as brown recluse bites, other spider species of medical consideration (several of which have been wrongly implicated as threats to human health), and the psychology behind the entrenched reasons why people believe so deeply in the presence
Edwards, Florida State Collection of Arthropods and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Richard S. Its author, Rick Vetter, is the preeminent authority on all matters concerning the brown recluse and related spiders in North America."G. "The Brown Recluse Spider is a concise summary of the current knowledge about an infamous spider, with clear relevance to the public perception of spiders in general. B. This book features new insightsinteresting, amusing, and sometimes saddrawn from his personal experiences with education efforts."Richard A. Bradley, The Ohio State University, author of Common Spiders of North America"The Brown Recluse Spider is a much-needed book that brings to light recent research for both a professional and general audience.