Venom: The Secrets of Nature's Deadliest Weapon

Venom: The Secrets of Nature's Deadliest Weapon Review

Venom brings readers face to face with some of the most dangerous creatures on the planet, including jellyfish, snakes, and wasps, as it uncovers the story of venom. The book explores how venom is used for predation, defense, competition, and communication by an incredible diversity of species. It examines the unique methods that these species have evolved to create and deliver their deadly toxins. The book traces venom back to its origin in early jellyfish and sea anemones, and reveals how venoms have evolved dozens of times independently all across the animal kingdom since that time. And finally, it examines the relationships between these dangerous creatures and humans. Humans have not only learned to live with them, but also to benefit from them: scientists increasingly are harnessing the power of venom to create new drugs, treatments, and anti-venoms.

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  • Carmen

    Alas, your proximity to venomous creatures is virtually guaranteed in practically every inhabitable place on Earth, unless you've retreated to an Antarctic research station far away from the ocean's e...

  • Trish

    I can't even remember what made me pick up this book. Maybe it was the colourful cover or a recommendation by David Attenborough or ... In any case, I'm glad I added this to my collection as it offers...

  • Nefertari

    Fantastic book on the power and intricate science of venom and venomous creatures. Like many people, I've winced at the sinister appearance in my own world of a copperhead snake, a black widow spider,...

  • Melody

    I read this after completing a practical series on spider venom at university. I picked it up because I thought it might help with the assignment, and then decided that it was interesting enough to ke...

  • Carissa

    This is a supremely interesting, incredibly educational book! There is so much that can be said about a subject such as venom (NOT to be confused with poison) and this book covers it all quite well: w...