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Venom : The secrets of nature's deadliest weapon, Paperback / softback Book

Venom : The secrets of nature's deadliest weapon Paperback / softback


When we enter the world of venom, we enter the realm of one of the most diverse, versatile, sophisticated, and deadly biological adaptations ever to have evolved on Earth.

Since it first appeared in ancient jellyfish and sea anemones, venom hasproved so effective that it has since evolved independently in dozens of different animal groups.

The authors reveal the many unique methods by which venomous animals deliver their cocktail of toxins and how these disrupt the physiology of the victims.

Jenner and Undheim also consider how humans have learnt to neutralise venom's devastating effects, as wellas exploit the power of venom in innovative ways to create new drugs to treat a variety of serious conditions.

Fully illustrated throughout, this illuminating guide will appeal to all those with an interest in the wondrous world of venom.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: Over 100 colour illustrations and photographs
  • Publisher: The Natural History Museum
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  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9780565094034

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