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Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating By Leslie Brunetta Catherine L. Craig,

  • Title: Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating
  • Author: Leslie Brunetta Catherine L. Craig
  • ISBN: 9780300149227
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 mosSpiders, 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 a fly catching machine that has amazed and inspired humans through the ages Brunetta and Craig tell the intriguing story of how spiders evolved over 400 million years to add new silks and new uses for silk to their survival toolkit and, in the telling, take readers far beyond the orb The authors describe the trials and triumphs of spiders as they use silk to negotiate an ever changing environment, and they show how natural selection acts at the genetic level and as individuals struggle for survival.
    Spider Silk Evolution and Million Years of Spinning Waiting Snagging and Mating 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

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    1. 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 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 cool trivia [...]

    2. Absolutely great book with the understanding that some parts did get a bit technical or too in depth for my interests and I needed to skip over them This book was full of incredible information and has only enhanced my interest and respect for these creatures I recommend it to anyone interested in spiders

    3. 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 of e [...]

    4. Featured on Skeptically Speaking show 146 on January 8, 2012, during an interview with co author Leslie Brunetta skepticallyspeaking episodeFeatured 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 skepticallyspeaking episode

    5. 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.

    6. Informative and dense, this book was hard to get through, but, on occasion there were surprising or interesting moments Worth a read if you are absolutely fascinated by spiders and their silk.

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