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 most of us associate with spiders, contains at least four different silk proteins, each performing a different function and all meshing together to create ...

Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating 2012, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300181463

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Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating 2010, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300149227

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