1 Structure and Behaviour 2 Life of a Spider 3 Spider Relatives 4 Trapdoor Spiders and Their Kin: Mygalomorphae 5 Living Fossils: Araneomorphae 6 Free-living Spiders 7 Crab Spiders 8 Hunting Spiders 9 Jumping Spiders 10 Six-eyed Spiders 11 Orbweb Spiders 12 Spaceweb Spiders 13 Midget Spiders 14 Seashore Spiders 15 Hackled-silk Spiders 16 Four Families 17 Harmful Spiders 18 How to Find and Study Spiders. Appendices: World List of Spider families, Notes on Early Arachnologists, Select Bibliography
This book is the result of two lifetimes of work by internationally respected arachnologists. Ray Forster was director of the Otago Museum, and Lyn Forster is a former lecturer and tutor in zoology at the University of Otago. Together they shared a lifetime interest in natural history and are authors of New Zealand Spiders: An Introduction and Small Land Animals of New Zealand. Ray Forster published many monographs on spiders and both authors have published numerous papers in journals worldwide.