Title:   Silk and Venom
Author:   O'Hanlon James
Publisher:   UNSW Press NewSouth
Binding:   Paperback
Edition:   2023
APN:   9781742237817 or ISBN(1742237819)
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In Silk & Venom, James OHanlon takes us from his backyard to all corners of the globe (and even outer space!) to explore these fascinating creatures and show us why theyre not so scary after all.

Youll encounter everything from miniscule jumping spiders with super intelligence to giant tarantulas whose venom could one day save your life.

Clearing up spider myths and misconceptions, James OHanlon introduces readers to the beauty of their lives, including stories of remarkable hunting techniques, the fascinating engineering of spider silk and the spiders that live in extremes — from under water to the slopes of Mount Everest.

'Within the first few paragraphs, I knew that this book was going to be brilliant. With a fresh and creative approach, Silk & Venom takes away fear and instead fills the reader with amazing eight-legged tales and stories.' — Sami Bayly

'A thrilling meander through lesser-known aspects of the lives of Australias numerous and fascinating spiders, which over the years have been grossly and unfairly maligned. I for one have a new appreciation for these diminutive predators, which play a vital role in Australia's ecosystems'. — John Pickrell

'Enthralling, surprising and funny.' — Robyn Williams