Venomous

Venomous

How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry

Book - 2016
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Biologist Christie Wilcox investigates and illuminates the animals of our nightmares, arguing that they hold the keys to a deeper understanding of evolution, adaptation, and immunity. She reveals just how venoms function and what they do to the human body. With Wilcox as our guide, we encounter a jellyfish with tentacles covered in stinging cells that can kill humans in minutes; a two-inch caterpillar with toxic bristles that trigger hemorrhaging; and a stunning blue-ringed octopus capable of inducing total paralysis.
Publisher: New York :, Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374283377
0374283370
Branch Call Number: 591.65 WIL 2016
Characteristics: xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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