IISc Press Book release online @3pm

IISc Press Welcomes you to the Launch of the Book
On the Web with Spiders: A Handbook with Field Notes
Book Release byProfessor Rohini Balakrishnan, Professor, CES IISc


Date: Friday, 27 January 2023Time: 3.00 pm to 4:00 pm
Joining link: https://bit.ly/3J8v7qd

Dr. Bitasta Das will initiate the event

3:00 pm: About the Book and Author
Prof. Milind Watve, Scientist, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre, Pune

3:15 pm: Author’s Remark
Dr. Abhijeet Bayani, Science Writer, Journal of Visualised Experiments

3.30 pm: Release of the Book and Address
Prof. Rohini Balakrishnan, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc

3.40 pm: Vote of Thanks
Chair OoC, Prof. Kaushal Verma, Dept. of Mathematics, IISc

About the book: Spider diversity in India is unique, fascinating, but understudied. This handbook on common spiders of India provides a fresh perspective on life history, behaviour, natural history, and conservation through first-hand (unpublished) scientific field notes collected over the last 15 years. The book also simplifies the identification through illustrations and numerous images of spiders from different angles. The individual spider description uses terms that can be easily understood by an amateur yet does not make it redundant for an expert. This book would act as a field guide and be helpful in the laboratory for the students. Ultimately, this volume aims to kindle curiosity in all the readers, enabling them to observe spiders more intently.