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Steve Backshall's Venom Poisonous Creatures in the Natural World

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By: Steve Backshall(Author)
160 pages, 200 colour photos
Steve Backshall's Venom
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  • Steve Backshall's Venom ISBN: 9781472930262 Paperback Bloomsbury version Sep 2017 Out of Print #234950
  • Steve Backshall's Venom ISBN: 9781780094625 Paperback New Holland version Oct 2013 Out of Print #208390
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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.

Popular Science Out of Print
By: Steve Backshall(Author)
160 pages, 200 colour photos
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