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

Yale University Press

Longlisted for the 2010 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books
Silver Award, Nature Category of ForeWord Reviews 2010 Books of the Year
Boston Authors Club Highly Recommended Book

Spider webs didn't just suddenly appear; they evolved step by step over hundreds of millions of years. Spider Silk tells how spiders evolved from an animal producing one, glue-like silk to over 40,000 species, many producing multiple, function-specific silks ranging from glues to lines stronger than steel.