The Life of the Spider
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The Life of the Spider

By Jean-Henri Fabre
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; The Black-bellied Tarantula; The Banded Epeira; The Narbonne Lycosa; The Narbonne Lycosa: the Burrow; The Narbonne Lycosa: the Family; The Narbonne Lycosa: the Climbing-instinct; The Spiders' Exodus; The Crab Spider; The Garden Spiders: Building the Web; The Garden Spiders: My Neighbour; The Garden Spiders: the Lime-snare; The Garden Spiders: the Telegraph-wire; The Garden Spiders: Pairing and Hunting; The Garden Spiders: the Question of Property; The Labyrinth Spider; The Clotho Spider; Appendix: the Geometry of the Epeira's Web.

Table of Contents
  • The Life of the Spider, by J. Henri Fabre
  • THE LIFE OF THE SPIDER
    • CHAPTER I: THE BLACK-BELLIED TARANTULA
    • CHAPTER II: THE BANDED EPEIRA
    • CHAPTER III: THE NARBONNE LYCOSA
    • CHAPTER IV: THE NARBONNE LYCOSA: THE BURROW
    • CHAPTER V: THE NARBONNE LYCOSA: THE FAMILY
    • CHAPTER VI: THE NARBONNE LYCOSA: THE CLIMBING-INSTINCT
    • CHAPTER VII: THE SPIDERS’ EXODUS
    • CHAPTER VIII: THE CRAB SPIDER
    • CHAPTER IX: THE GARDEN SPIDERS: BUILDING THE WEB
    • CHAPTER X: THE GARDEN SPIDERS: MY NEIGHBOUR
    • CHAPTER XI: THE GARDEN SPIDERS: THE LIME-SNARE
    • CHAPTER XII: THE GARDEN SPIDERS: THE TELEGRAPH-WIRE
    • CHAPTER XIII: THE GARDEN SPIDERS: PAIRING AND HUNTING
    • CHAPTER XIV: THE GARDEN SPIDERS: THE QUESTION OF PROPERTY
    • CHAPTER XV: THE LABYRINTH SPIDER
    • CHAPTER XVI: THE CLOTHO SPIDER
    • APPENDIX: THE GEOMETRY OF THE EPEIRA’S WEB
    • FOOTNOTES
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