Scientists in the Field
Spiral Notebook
A Spider Story for Fans of STRONGER THAN STEEL
by Andy Comins
February 26, 2014
A Spider Story for Fans of STRONGER THAN STEEL
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Arachnophobics, beware!

I wanted to share this story from Wired magazine about scientists doing some spider-hunting in the Amazon to find out what creature was making web-towers and why.

Do not read before bed!


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About Andy Comins

Andy Comins is a professional photographer based out of California.  His first book with Houghton Mifflin and the Scientists in the Field series was the acclaimed The Frog Scientist, which featured many breathtaking photographs of frogs of every color, shape, and size.  Andy recently completed photographs for the upcoming Stronger than Steel, and he was given the opportunity to shoot photographs of both spiders and goats for this Scientists in the Field entry.  You can visit him online at


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