By: Bruce W Halstead
1456 pages, Col plates, bw plates, illus, figs, tabs
This massive volume is a complete guide to the poisonous and venomous creatures of the world. Each chapter covers a particular phylum or class, from invertebrates to fish, sea snakes and even mammals. For each details of biology, morphology of poison-producing body, mechanism of intoxication, medical aspects, toxicology, pharmacology, chemistry of the toxins, and list of venomous species are given. The text is illustrated with figure and black & white plates. In addition there is a separate chapter of colour illustrations. The most complete book on marine zootoxicology available.
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