Illustrated with 200 outstanding photographs, Dangerous Animals presents an in-depth look at the natural world's most deadly creatures, from poisonous spiders and sea snakes to aggressive lions and man-eating sharks. The selection spans a broad spectrum of wildlife, from large carnivores such as the grizzly bear and great white shark to smaller but equally deadly predators such as the black widow spider and puff adder. Each world habitat is covered, with examples carefully drawn from every region of the planet – from the majestic lion of the African plains and the polar bear of the arctic wastes, to the Komodo dragon of Southeast Asia, whose saliva carries poisonous bacteria that can kill a person in hours. Featuring around 100 species, each photographic entry is supported with a fascinating caption, explaining how the animal manages to be so deadly. Beautifully presented, this accessible book is a wonderful introduction to some of the planet's fiercest – or just most poisonous – creatures.
Barry Madden is a lifelong resident of Norfolk, UK, where he developed a love for all things wild at an early age. He is an experienced writer, with over 300 published nature-themed articles to his name. He has recently published a book Naturally Connected. Barry spends much of his time volunteering for conservation charities, using the skills gained through a lifetime of wildlife watching to inspire others to appreciate the natural wonders that surround us.