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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 13.3 February 2002

Recording Britain's spiders

By - Peter Harvey, David Nellist, Mark Telfer

Spiders are a fascinating group of invertebrates which have started to recieve the attention they deserve only during the past 50 years. The publication of British Spiders (Locket & Millidge 1951, 1953; Locket et al. 1974), the formation of the Flatland Mill Spider Group and The British Spider Study Group and the subsequent development of the British Arachnological Society provided the first firm basis for the study of arachnology in the last half of the 20th century.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist