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Venom : the secrets of nature's deadliest weapon

Author: Ronald A Jenner; Eivind Undheim
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Venom brings readers face to face with some of the most dangerous creatures on the planet, including jellyfish, snakes, and wasps, as it uncovers the story of venom. The book explores how venom is used for predation, defense, competition, and communication by an incredible diversity of species. It examines the unique methods that these species have evolved to create and deliver their deadly toxins. The book traces
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald A Jenner; Eivind Undheim
ISBN: 9781588344540 1588344541
OCLC Number: 992168126
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Nature's ultimate weapon --
The deadly diversity of venoms --
Probing the power of venom --
Dissecting the power of venom --
Evolving venoms --
Cultures, cures, quackery and cosmetics --
A microcosm of venom.
Responsibility: Ronald Jenner & Eivind Undheim.

Abstract:

"Venom brings readers face to face with some of the most dangerous creatures on the planet, including jellyfish, snakes, and wasps, as it uncovers the story of venom. The book explores how venom is used for predation, defense, competition, and communication by an incredible diversity of species. It examines the unique methods that these species have evolved to create and deliver their deadly toxins. The book traces venom back to its origin in early jellyfish and sea anemones, and reveals how venoms have evolved dozens of times independently all across the animal kingdom since that time. And finally, it examines the relationships between these dangerous creatures and humans. Humans have not only learned to live with them, but also to benefit from them: scientists increasingly are harnessing the power of venom to create new drugs, treatments, and anti-venoms"--

"The story of venom from ancient origins to modern medicinal use"--

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