Venom: Poisonous Creatures in the Natural World Hardcover – 25 Mar 2011
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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. This book takes a fascinating look at the different types of natural venoms.
About the Author
A presenter on BBC TV's Deadly 60, 'Expedition' series and Really Wild Show, experienced naturalist STEVE BACKSHALL has studied venomous animals for many years and has travelled extensively across the world to see them in action in their natural habitat. He has also written Deadly 60 and Wildlife Adventurer's Guide for New Holland.
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There are good descriptions of all species which are accompanied by really excellent pictures.
A book to be highly recommended