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Venom : poisonous creatures in the natural world

Author: Stephen Backshall
Publisher: London : New Holland, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poison is an everyday part of the animal world, and an essential tool for hunting and defence. 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 the nine-feet long Komodo Dragon through species such as the King Cobra, Lionfish, Fat-tail  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Backshall
ISBN: 9781847738707 1847738702
OCLC Number: 720520591
Notes: Originally published : 2007.
Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Steve Backshall.

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