Penn State Scranton science lecturer pens book on Earth’s largest ancient spider

Amy Gruzesky
September 20, 2018

DUNMORE, Pa. — Tom Eveland, an adjunct lecturer in science at Penn State Scranton, recently published “The Hunt for Tyrannus Arachnis, The Earth’s Largest Ancient Spider.”

The 50-page, seven-chapter science tome was designed as a supplemental guide for science classes from high school through college and aims to show students how science and scientists work.

Eveland leads readers through numerous science fields, searching for clues and employing the scientific method, pattern recognition and hypothetical predictions to arrive at one very large scary spider.

An adjunct professor at Penn State Scranton for nearly 15 years, Eveland also teaches courses at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in environmental science and a master of science degree in biology from East Stroudsburg University.

His book was published by Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.

  • Earth's Largest Spider graphic

    The cover of “The Hunt for Tyrannus Arachnis, The Earth’s Largest Ancient Spider,” a new text written by Tom Eveland, an adjunct lecturer in science at Penn State Scranton, leaves no doubt about the book's subject matter.

    IMAGE: Penn State
Last Updated September 21, 2018