The idea for this book sprang from lectures in Uruguay in 2018. I seek to objectively disseminate the science behind spider and insect silks, webs, and other silken structures in a digestible way as was done in those lectures. I intend it to inform the lay person, awe-inspired by the depth and breadth of the different silks, just as much as the scientist seeking more detailed insights. Some myths and legends around some of the silks and their uses will be confirmed, some refuted, others might be generated anew. More than this, however, I am hoping that I can share my fascination in this amazing material by describing some of its astounding physical and chemical properties, examining its cultural significance, and speculating on some future applications. Ultimately, I aim to inspire present and future researchers, inside and outside associated fields, to consider investigating silk as a super material for all kinds of novel practical applications.