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Venomous : how earth's deadliest creatures mastered biochemistry

Author: Christie Wilcox
Publisher: New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Biologist Christie Wilcox investigates and illuminates the animals of our nightmares, arguing that they hold the keys to a deeper understanding of evolution, adaptation, and immunity. She reveals just how venoms function and what they do to the human body. With Wilcox as our guide, we encounter a jellyfish with tentacles covered in stinging cells that can kill humans in minutes; a two-inch caterpillar with toxic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christie Wilcox
ISBN: 9780374283377 0374283370 9780374712211 0374712212
OCLC Number: 949850571
Description: xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Masters of physiology --
Death becomes them --
Of mongeese and men --
To the pain --
Bleed it out --
All the better to eat you with --
Don't move --
Mind games --
Lethal lifesavers.
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Venomous reveals that the animals we fear the most actually hold the keys to a deeper understanding of evolution, adaptation, and immunity. Thrilling and surprising at every turn, Venomous will  Read more...

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