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Venom brings readers face to face with some of the most remarkable creatures on the planet as it uncovers the story of venom and poison.


The book explores the differences between venom and poison, and how each is used by an incredible diversity of species in the animal and plant kingdoms - whether for defence, competition or communication.


Fully illustrated with images of specimens from the Natural History Museum’s vast collections, this insightful guide will appeal to all those with an interest in these dangerous toxins. 


‘An insightful read, revealing the staggering diversity of mechanisms for venom delivery, the chemical cocktails it contains, how it evolved and the ways in which it is contributing to other branches of science, particularly medicine. Far from being relished as ghoulish, in this book venom is celebrated as one of evolution’s most spectacular adaptations.’ BBC Wildlife Magazine

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  • by Ronald Jenner and Eiving Undheim
  • paperback
  • 192 pages
  • 23 x 17cm 
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