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Venom: The Secrets of Nature's Deadliest Weapon

Ronald Jenner Eivind Undheim

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CSIRO Publishing
02 October 2017
Mathematics & Sciences; The natural world, country life & pets
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 has proved 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 well as 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.
By:   Ronald Jenner, Eivind Undheim
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 173mm, 
Weight:   582g
ISBN:   9781486308378
ISBN 10:   1486308376
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   02 October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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