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Preston-Mafham, Rod

Overview
Works: 36 works in 235 publications in 4 languages and 9,262 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Popular works  Dictionaries  Terminology  Field guides  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works by Rod Preston-Mafham
Spiders of the world by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the structure of spiders and their relationships to each other, and focuses on their behavior including courtship rituals, mating, life histories, and adaptions for catching prey, feeding, and defense
Primates of the world by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 60 species and subspecies of primates are illustrated and a special feature of the book are the superb photographs by Ken Preston-Mafham, who has spent many years travelling and photographing wildlife throughout the world. But despite the rapport that has been developed with many species by dedicated zoologists working in the field, some primates are still too timid to allow good close-up pictures to be taken in the dense forest where they live; in these instances, in order to show specific important details, they have been photographed in captivity. Primates of the World is a fitting addition to the series, since these creatures are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom and therefore have a particular importance and fascination. The authors are experienced writers and photographers of the living world, whose expertise is familiar to readers of this series. They are the authors of Butterflies of the World, Spiders of the World and Madagascar: A Natural History
Butterflies of the world by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a timely resume of current knowledge of the biology, behavior, and life cycles of the butterfly
Grasshoppers and mantids of the world by Ken Preston-Mafham( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives information on the characteristics and behavior of grasshoppers, katydids, mantids, crickets, and other orthopteroids
The encyclopedia of land invertebrate behaviour by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

13 editions published between 1933 and 1993 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Witness the dazzling mid-air copulations of slugs, the transvestism of dung beetles, the "lovedarts" of snails, the pre- and post-nuptial snack-smearing strategies of millipedes and centipedes, the dance of the scorpions, and spiders that tie their mates down with "bridal veils" of silk. Splendidly illustrated from nature, this encyclopedia describes with rigour and grace some of the most complex and bizarre behaviours in the animal world." "Rod and Ken Preston-Mafham document and describe the whole fascinating gamut of behaviour of land-living invertebrates such as worms, snails and slugs, insects, spiders, and many other small animals. They reveal routines of courting, mating, egg-laying, raising families, defending and attacking, hunting, and eating that exhibit trickery, violence, deception, and odd sexual practices that are generally rare throughout the animal kingdom." "The 200 color photographs from the authors' own archives, all taken in the wild, and 40 line drawings illustrate as many forms of behaviour as possible. An extensive bibliography captures a wealth of research on the workings of the natural world."--Jacket
The natural history of insects by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces insects from all over the world. Looks at insect structure, physiology and clasification, reproductive, feeding and defensive behaviours
Cacti : the illustrated dictionary by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of spiders and scorpions by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Czech and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Evolution and Biology, Courtship and Mating, The life cycle, defensive adaptations
The natural history of spiders by Ken Preston-Mafham( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the physical characteristics, life cycle, and natural habitat of various kinds of spiders from all over the world
Insects & other invertebrates by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles 112 groups of insects and other invertebrates, offering scientific name, taxonomic information, details of the animal's habitat and lifestyle, and whether or not it is considered to be under threat
Encyclopedia of insects and spiders by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a guide to insects and spiders of North America, providing illustrated information on over fifty-one groups, including scientific name, physical description, habits, behavior, and more
The book of spiders by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated introduction to the spider family, including evolution, characteristics, reproduction, hunting methods, and defenses
Spiders by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engaging illustrated book about the science and natural history of spiders, from the exotic to the everyday
The Natural world of bugs & insects by Ken Preston-Mafham( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a textural and pictoral examination of a variety of insect types, including physical characteristics, locales, behaviors and related information
Bears by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides detailed information on the physical characteristics, evolution, various species, behavior, habitat, life cycle, and interaction with humans of bears, carnivores which may move as fast as thirty-five miles per hour
Animal fact files by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret world of bears by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insects and other invertebrates : insects 2 : crickets, grasshoppers, flies by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume looks at the more primitive insect order
Seashore by Ken Preston-Mafham( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ce zhong yu zai bu lie dian, ai mi lan he fa guo bei bu hai an ren men zui chang she zu de hai bin bu fen, li ru sha tan, luan shi tan, jiao an, duan ai he sha qiu, sheng xi de ge zhong sheng wu, yin dao ni shen ru di le jie hai bin ye sheng sheng wu de zhu duo qi guan
Kakteen-Atlas : 1094 Kugelkakteen in Farbe by Rod Preston-Mafham( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Spiders of the world
Alternative Names
Mafham Rod Preston-

Mafham, Rod Preston- 1942-

Preston-Mafham, Rodney Arthur.

Preston-Mafham, Rodney Arthur 1942-

Languages
English (196)

German (6)

Czech (2)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Primates of the worldButterflies of the worldGrasshoppers and mantids of the worldThe encyclopedia of land invertebrate behaviourThe natural history of insectsCacti : the illustrated dictionaryThe natural history of spidersInsects & other invertebrates