Richard Bradley is an Associate Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. He earned his Ph.D. in Biology at the University of New Mexico, studying the population biology of scorpions, and has been an active researcher and teacher since 1972, publishing on the behavior and ecology of birds, scorpions, and spiders.
"Bradley’s admiration of and attention to these animals is evident. . . The result is not only a remarkable compendium of information about conspicuous spiders in North America, but a gateway to their study and appreciation.” - Paula E. Cushing, American Entomologist
"A critical resource for curious naturalists." - Northeastern
"This is a fabulous book, worthy of a place on the bookshelves of any arachnological library." - David Penney, British Arachnological Society Newsletter
"High quality." "We only wish we had had access to this book when we were first learning the sometimes difficult art of spider identification." - Paula E. Cushing, American Entomologist
“People with an interest in North American spiders should enjoy this book.” - Ian Paulsen, Birdbooker Report/The Guardian