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This profile was last updated on 11/25/11  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Paul D. Hillyard

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New Holland Publishers: The Private Life of Spiders, 25 Nov 2011 [cached]
by Paul Hillyard
Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs, author Paul Hillyard lifts the lid on the complex world of spiders, from their hunting strategies and amazing web- spinning skills to their extraordinary courtship displays and devoted care for their young.
Written in an engaging, educational and thought-provoking style, The book also explains why people are scared of spiders, why such fear is generally misplaced, and why we should be doing more to look after endangered spider species
Paul Hillyard is a former curator at London's Natural History Museum.
"Hillyard is a true spider devotee, and he cheerfully informs us that there is no escape from his subject. . . . The Private Life of Spiders is a stroll through their largely hidden world, highlighting the most spectacular, unusual, and instructive of the eight-legged brethren. After a brief overview of spider evolution and biology, Hillyard launches into the meat of his subject-a sweeping overview of spider diversity, commencing with those species whose habits and bodies are the most primitive, and culminating with those paragons of arachnid evolution, the elegant orb-weavers"
Paul Hillard, spider ..., 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Paul Hillard, spider specialist at the Natural History Museum in London, said researchers first discovered the effects of psychotropic drugs on spiders during experiments at the end of 1960s.The researchers fed caffeine to spiders in hope of making them spin webs in the late evening rather than the early dawn.The result was eccentric webs rather than earlier spinning, he said."
Source: Paul Hillyard. "The Book of the Spider. Random House. New York. 1994. ISBN 0 679 40881 9.
Paul Hillyard is a spider specialist at London’s Natural History Museum.
The Statesman, 15 Mar 2003 [cached]
"The latest official figure is 38,000 known and described spider species, but this find underlines that there are many, many more out there that we know nothing about," says Paul Hillyard, curator of spiders at the Natural History Museum in London.
Says Dr Hillyard, "I have never heard of a similar claim before, and if these are all indeed new species it will be a very, very important find.
Biology News: Female spiders exploit double-barrelled sperm storage, 24 May 2005 [cached]
"This functions as a plug, a kind of chastity belt," explains Paul Hillyard, curator of arachnids at the Natural History Museum in London.
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