The Private Life of Spiders
Poison is an everyday part of the animal world, and a useful tool for hunting and defence. From the nine-feet long Komodo Dragon through species such as the King Cobra, Lionfish, Fat-tail Scorpion and Poison Dart-frog to Black Widow Spider, this book takes a look at the different types of natural venoms.
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