You don’t have to be a professional arachnologist to study and get excited about spiders—nor do you need to travel away from home. The author of Britain’s Spiders, Lawrence Bee, recommends all the books you need to become an amateur arachnologist.
The Natural History of Selborne
by Gilbert White
Mammals of the British Isles handbook, 4th Edition
by S Harris & D Yalden, eds.
Walker’s Bats of the World
by R M Nowak
Ecology and Conservation of Bats in Villages and Towns
by M Simon, S Hüttenbügel, J Smit-Viergutz
Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands
by Tim Flannery