Resources

Books on Spiders

A Photographic Guide to Singapore Spiders
This is a photographic guide which showcases about 790 species of spiders that can be found in Singapore. It also...
Joseph K H Koh, David J Court, Chris S P Ang, Paul Y C Ng
All You Need to Know About Spiders
Spiders are super predators and devour everything they can overpower. To do this, they have developed incredibly good catching techniques...
Wolfgang Nentwig, Jutta Ansorg, Angelo Bolzern, Holger Frick , Anne-Sarah Ganske, Ambros Hänggi, Christian Kropf, Anna Stäubli
Handbook of Spider Webs クモの巣ハンドブック
There are diverse shapes and functions in spider webs. The book covers 74 patterns of webs and 150 species of...
Yuki Baba, Yuya Suzuki, Akio Tanikawa
A Field Guide to the Spider Genera of India
A field guide to the Spider Genera of India is an illustrative guide for 350 spider genera reported from India. This...
Ayan Mondal, Debomay Chanda, Atul Vartak, Siddharth Kulkarni
Spider Webs: Behavior, Function, and Evolution
In this lavishly illustrated, first-ever book on how spider webs are built, function, and evolved, William Eberhard provides a comprehensive...
William Eberhard
Spiders of the World: A Natural History
Spiders are among the most versatile creatures on the planet, inhabiting six of the seven continents and thriving in environments...
Norman I. Platnick, Rudy Jocqué, Gustavo Hormiga, Robert Raven, Martín J. Ramírez, Peter Jäger
Borneo Spiders: A Photographic Field Guide
As a biodiversity hotspot in tropical Asia, Borneo is a must‑visit destination of naturalists around the world. Borneo’s rainforests offer...
Joseph K H Koh, Nicky Bay
Spiders of Japan: Their Natural History and Diversity
This book gives an overview the Japanese spider fauna as of May 2018. It contains a collection of colour photos...
Hirotsugu Ono, Kiyoto Ogata
Chinese Spiders Illustrated 中国蜘蛛生态大图鉴
Describes 1139 species (in 71 families), illustrated with more than 2300 colour photographs of living specimens and 130 microphotos. Information...
Zhisheng Zhang, Luyu Wang
The Handbook of Jumping Spiders ハエトリグモハンドブック
An identification book of about 100 species of jumping spiders that inhabit Japan. Males, females, and morphs are posted with...
Tatsumi Suguro
A Guide to the Spiders of Hong Kong 香港蜘蛛圖鑑
This is a photographic field guide to Hong Kong spiders, including several introductory chapters on classification, biology, and web building....
Dickson Wong
The Handbook of Spiders クモハンドブック
From indoors to the forest, this book describes 100 common Japanese spiders, with photos on a white background to help...
Yuki Baba, Akio Tanigawa
Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting,...
Spiders, objects of eternal human fascination, are found in many places: on the ground, in the air, and even under...
Leslie Brunetta, Catherine L. Craig
Spiders: The Ultimate Predators
Spiders provides information on habitat, hunting techniques, anatomy, general characteristics and location of spiders, the most successful of all terrestrial predators...
Stephen Dalton
Spider Behaviour: Flexibility and Versatility
Spiders are often underestimated as suitable behavioral models because of the general belief that due to their small brains their...
Marie Elisabeth Herberstein
Biology of Spiders
One of the only books to treat the whole spider, from its behaviour and physiology to its neurobiology and reproductive...
Rainer Foelix
Spider Families of the World
Spiders are of major importance in ecosystems and are recognised as effective natural control agents in agroecology. Nearly 40,000 species...
Rudy Jocque, Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman
Forest Spiders of South East Asia
Forest Spiders of South East Asia offers the first comprehensive systematic account of all sac and ground spiders of South...
Christa L. Deeleman-Reinhold
An Introduction to the Spiders of South-East Asia
This book, intended to interest and encourage naturalists and biologists living in the region to study their extremely rich arachnological...
Frances & John Murphy
Describing Species: Practical Taxonomic Procedure for Biologists
New species are discovered every day―and cataloguing all of them has grown into a nearly insurmountable task worldwide. Now, this...
Judith Winston

This is not an exhaustive list, nor does it imply ASA’s endorsement of these books. It is intended purely to inform readers interested in further reading of what is commercially available.