Turning the Book Wheel
A tumblr of semi-random stuff from the stacks of the Smithsonian Libraries
31 of October, 2013

Not actual size. Yes, it’s bigger! 

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Let’s hope we don’t lose any followers over this spooky site.

This tarantula, Homoeomma stradlingi, graced the pages of the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London in 1881 and clearly couldn’t stay put. We scanned it a while back to put in our Galaxy of Images.

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Tags:  #spider  #tarantula  #Halloween  #spooky  #gif  #book illustration  #scientific illustration  #arachnophobia  #arachnids  #icky things

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