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Steve Backshall's Most Poisonous Creatures

Popular Science

By: Steve Backshall (Author)

160 pages, 200 colour photos

Bloomsbury Publishing

Paperback | 2017 | #234950 | ISBN-13: 9781472930262
Available for pre-order: Due Sep 2017 Details
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Paperback | Oct 2013 | #208390 | ISBN-13: 9781780094625
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About this book

Please note, this is a reissue of Steve Backshall's Most Poisonous Creatures, formerly on the natural history list of New Holland publishers.

A wide variety of insects, reptiles and amphibians use toxins to subdue their prey or to stop becoming prey to another predator. Even some mammals and birds resort to poison as a means of securing a meal or deterring attack! From species such as the King Cobra, Lionfish, Fat-tail Scorpion and Poison Dart-frog to the diminutive but lethal Black Widow Spider, the author takes a fascinating look at the different types of natural venoms. On a tour of the world's continents, he looks at over 60 of the most venomous creatures, describing their main characteristics and explaining how they administer their venom and what its effects are. Stunning colour photographs and exciting accounts of Steve's own encounters with some of these animals bring the world of natural venom alive.

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A presenter on BBC TV's Deadly 60, Lost Land of... series and Really Wild Show, experienced naturalist Steve Backshall has studied venomous animals for many years and has travelled extensively across the world to see them in action in their natural habitat. His books include the bestselling Deadly 60 and Wildlife Adventurer's Guide.

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