240 pages, 200 colour photos
Join ace nature photographers Joe and Mary Ann McDonald on a tour of the world with a dangerous twist. On their journey they seek out the most deadly creatures from every corner of the Earth.
Some of the first critters that spring to mind are the various venomous snakes such as Fer-de-lance, King Cobra, Black Mamba and Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. Or perhaps apex predators like Tiger, Lion, Saltwater Crocodile or Great White Shark. But there are some less expected entrants in the listing such as American Bison, Paralysis Tick, and Africa's most dangerous creature, the Hippopotamus.
This beautifully written and illustrated guide to the world's most dangerous creatures takes in sea snakes, jellyfish, blue-ringed octopuses, spiders, cone shells, weeverfish and much more. Each species has a written account, including details of why it is deadly, and at least one stunning photograph. It is essential reading for all those with a morbid fascination for the world's deadliest creatures.
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Joe and Mary Ann McDonald are based in the USA and have been photographing wildlife around the world for many decades. Their work has appeared in just about every major natural history publication and they are editors for Nature Photographer magazine. They have published many books and won a number of awards.