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Science  09 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5655, pp. 175
DOI: 10.1126/science.1091128

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Spiderwebs and Silk Tracing Evolution from Molecules to Genes to Phenotypes. by Catherine L. Craig. Oxford University Press, New York, 2003. 256 pp. $59.95, £40. ISBN 0-19-512916-4.

Weaving together findings from biochemistry, molecular genetics, cellular physiology, ecology, and behavior, Craig explores the links between the molecular evolution of silk proteins and the evolution, diversity, and ecology of spiders.