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Venomous and Poisonous Animals

Edited By: Anders Edstrom

210 pages, Col plates, b/w illus

Krieger

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #18133 | ISBN: 0894646273
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About this book

Provides a short review of venoms, with chapters on all venomous groups, from sponges to mammals.


Contents

Animal Venoms Have an Important Biological Function; The Study of Animal Venoms (Toxicology) is an Important Science; Experimental Pitfalls; LD50 is a Common Measure of the "Killing Power" of a Venom; Sponges; Corals and Sea Anemones; Hydroids; Polychaetes; Gastropods; Octopods; Echinoderms; Insects; Insect Use of Plant Poisons; Spiders and Scorpions; Fishes; Phanaerotoxic Fishes; Cryptotoxic Fishes; Animals Containing Saxitoxin; Amphibians; Reptiles; Mammals; Our Fear of Venomous Animals.

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