University of Otago Press, December 2006. Quarto, dustwrapper, colour photographs and other illustrations.
Covers the anatomy, physiology, behaviour and ecology of both native New Zealand and introduced spiders. For ease of use, the chapters group spiders in different ways, such as habitat, size, and web type. There are also chapters on harmful spiders and how to find and study spiders, and notes on the naming of spiders and notable early arachnologists.