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Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating

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Spiders, objects of eternal human fascination, are found in many places: on the ground, in the air, and even under water. Leslie Brunetta and Catherine Craig have teamed up to produce a substantive yet entertaining book for anyone who has ever wondered, as a spider rappelled out of reach on a line of silk, "How do they do that?"

The orb web, that iconic wheel-shaped web mos
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ebook, 256 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Yale University Press (first published 2010)
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Josh
My mother does not like spiders. She really, really does not like spiders.

But I do.

I approached Leslie Brunetta and Catherine L. Craig's Spider Silk with hope and dread. Hope that I might learn a lot more about spiders. Dread that the authors would mangle evolutionary theory with over-simplification while trying to use spider silk to teach the general public about natural selection.

One of these emotions was unnecessary and wrong.

First the hope. Spider Silk is not just a compilation of all the co
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Craig
While there were interesting parts, in general, this book was disappointing.

At the beginning of the very first chapter, it says "most evolutionary biologists are loath to speculate about scenarios for which they have no direct evidence". It seems the author doesn't hold to these same restrictions, and seemed to have their fair share of speculation. That doesn't mean there aren't good facts; just that judgement is required along the way.

Easily half the book was spent explaining the general theory
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Science For The People
Featured on Skeptically Speaking show #146 on January 8, 2012, during an interview with co-author Leslie Brunetta. http://skepticallyspeaking.ca/episode...

Featured on Skeptically Speaking show #193 on December 21, 2012, on our special Book Review episode. This book was reviewed by Bug Girl and the review can be heard starting at timestamp 00:57:14. http://skepticallyspeaking.ca/episode...
Scicom Krabi
More than 40thousand years "Nano" technology were belong to most of species of Spiders. What would they are, how they can make sticky silk some time their web can hold the bird. These are some ideas you will have, after finish reading. Or may be how to make the profit from the silk sticky web. How to make the safety suit from spider's web to protect our life.
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