". . . [a] remarkable history of evolutionary innovations in silk spinning by spiders. . . effective and entertaining."--Quarterly Review of Biology
(Quarterly Review of Biology
". . . an ideal introduction to spiders and a tempting peek at the field of silk research that. . . will leave the reader forever fascinated and enthused by these wonderful web weavers."--BioScience
“Spider Silk—a wonderful, charismatic natural history of spiders—will truly inspire all readers who may never before have appreciated this unique group of organisms.”—Margaret Lowman, author of Life in the Treetops: Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology and of It’s a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetops
“This is a compelling and immensely readable account that engages the reader from start to finish and that I found difficult to put down.” –Tim R. New, Journal of Insect Conservation
(Tim R. New Journal of Insect Conservation
Recipient of the 2011 "Highly Recommended Book Award" presented by the Boston Authors Club
(Boston Authors Club Highly Recommended Book Boston Authors Club
Named the Silver Winner for the 2010 ForeWord Book of the Year Award in the Nature category
(2010 Book of the Year Award in Nature ForeWord Magazine
Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 in the Zoology category.
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About the Author
Leslie Brunetta is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Technology Review, and the Sewanee Review; on NPR; and elsewhere. Catherine L. Craig is an internationally recognized evolutionary biologist, arachnologist, and authority on silk.