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Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry

Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry

In this fascinating book, Dr. Christie Wilcox looks at some of the world’s most deadly and mysterious creatures. She travels all over the world to focus on dangerous species of jellyfish, octopus and even caterpillar. Some of these creatures contain powerful venom, able to kill a human in as little as two minutes. How can an animal without a brain, such as a jellyfish, evolve to include the deadly toxin? Wilcox meets with scientists who sometimes risk their lives to researching the effects of venom, the use in medicines and developing anti-venom. This is a thrilling read with little-known facts and surprising revelations on every page.

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  • by Christie Wilcox
  • 14 x 19 x 1cm
  • paperback
  • 256 pages
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