Steve Backshall's Most Poisonous Creatures

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781780094625

Category: Dangerous animals

Page: 160

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TV presenter Steve Backshall needs no introduction following his performances on TV series such as Deadly 60 and Lost Land of . This is a reformatted, redesigned edition of a popular title. 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. Even some mammals and birds resort to poison as a means of securing a meal or deterring attack! From species such as the King Cobra, Lionfish, Fat-tail Scorpion and Poison Dart-frog to the diminutive but lethal Black Widow Spider, the author takes a fascinating look at the different types of natural venoms. On a tour of the world's continents, he looks at over 60 of the most venomous creatures, describing their main characteristics and explaining how they administer their venom and what its effects are. Stunning colour photographs and exciting accounts of Steve's own encounters with some of these animals bring the world of natural venom alive.
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Steve Backshall's Deadly 60

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 9781472965196

Category:

Page: 128

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Steve Backshall embarks on his most daring adventure yet. He has just six months to travel six continents and find 60 of the deadliest creatures on the planet for the 26-part Children's BBC series of the same name which will air on BBC 1, CBBC, Discovery and Animal Planet channels.From lethal beauties to killer beasts, from the unseen to the unexpected, the one thing these creatures have in common is that they are all deadly to other animals. Steve's encounters range from famous killers such as the Black Mamba and the North American Grizzly Bear to less well known but no less deadly animals. He introduces the surreal Pink River Dolphin of Amazonia and captures Australia's elusive Ghost Bat for a closer look. Learn about the ingenious techniques and extraordinary weapons that some of our most dangerous animals are armed with. Including the renowned, the unexpected and the downright bizarre, this companion book to Steve Backshall's high adrenaline tour of the world's most deadly is not to be missed.
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Venomous Animals of the World

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801888335

Category: Science

Page: 160

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The first book of its kind on this fascinating subject, Venomous Animals of the World is illustrated throughout with stunning color photographs.
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Steve Backshall's Venom

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472930274

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 6733

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TV presenter Steve Backshall needs no introduction following his performances on TV series such as Deadly 60 and Lost Land of ... This is a reformatted, redesigned edition of a popular title. 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. Even some mammals and birds resort to poison as a means of securing a meal or deterring attack! From species such as the King Cobra, Lionfish, Fat-tail Scorpion and Poison Dart-frog to the diminutive but lethal Black Widow Spider, the author takes a fascinating look at the different types of natural venoms. On a tour of the world's continents, he looks at over 60 of the most venomous creatures, describing their main characteristics and explaining how they administer their venom and what its effects are. Stunning colour photographs and exciting accounts of Steve's own encounters with some of these animals bring the world of natural venom alive.
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Deadly Factbook: Insects and Spiders

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444006975

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Packed with fascinating facts and drawing on Steve's own amazing experiences, this is the second fact-filled DEADLY guide for Steve Backshall fans everywhere. Illustrated throughout with full colour photographs and art.
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Favourite Deadly Facts

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1510100032

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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Follow in the footsteps of the Deadly team and discover the secrets of the animals kingdom. A bumper book of all your favourite Deadly facts about MAMMALS, INSECTS, REPTILES and BIRDS. The FAVOURITE DEADLY FACTS bind-up contains facts from DEADLY FACTBOOK 1: MAMMALS, DEADLY FACTBOOK 2: MINIBEASTS, SPIDERS AND INSECTS, DEADLY FACTBOOK 3: REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS and DEADLY FACTBOOK 4: FISH, SQUID AND JELLYFISH. Illustrated throughout with full colour photographs and art.
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Venom

Poisonour Animals in the Natural World

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847738707

Category: Poisonous animals

Page: 160

View: 3202

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A reformatted, redesigned edition of this popular title. 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. Even some mammals and birds resort to poison as a means of securing a meal or deterring attack! From the nine-feet long Komodo Dragon through species such as the King Cobra, Lionfish, Fat-tail Scorpion and Poison Dart-frog to the diminutive but lethal Black Widow Spider, author Steve Backshall takes a fascinating look at the different types of natural venoms. On a tour of the world's continents, he looks at over 60 of the most venomous creatures, describing their main characteristics and explaining how they administer their venom and what its effects are. Stunning colour photographs and exciting accounts of Steve's own encounters with some of these animals bring the world of natural venom alive He also looks at the science of natural toxins, and at how natural venoms are increasingly used in medicine and for the treatment of chronic disease in humans.
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Deadly Annual 2015

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444015230

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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As a Deadly fan you know that we travel to all corners of the world to film and this time we're on our deadliest mission yet! We visit the driest deserts, the steamiest rainforests, the highest mountains and the snowiest forests in search of the most awesome wildlife. As ever, you're coming with us, every step of the way. Join us on a journey round the world and we'll tell you more about these incredible places and the animals that spend their lives there. We've got loads of photos and fascinating facts to share with you, as well as plenty of puzzles, pictures and fun stuff to enjoy!
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Deadly Detectives

Top Tips to Track Wildlife

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444012142

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Finding wildlife is rarely easy - unless you're Steve Backshall! In DEADLY DETECTIVES Steve tells young trackers everything they need to know about the origins of tracking, what you need to become a tracker and how to do it, whether the wild world is your own back garden, ancient woodlands, the riverside or coast. He illustrates his tips with examples of his own detective work on land and in the water from tropical rainforests to the African Savanna, from the Arctic tundra to the desert. Join him as footsteps, feeding habits and even a pile of pooh reveal snow leopards, crocodiles, gators, snakes and polar bears, while closer to home you can track foxes, squirrels, badgers and birds, using exactly the same techniques.
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Deadly Pole to Pole Diaries

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444014730

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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This is Steve Backshall's incredible first-hand account of his 14-month voyage from the Arctic to the Antarctic via Alaska, California, Hawaii, Mexico and Brazil and many more amazing locations besides. Go with him every step of the way as he describes his encounters with white whales, ice bears, sharks, eagles, wolves, sea lions, eagles, crocodiles, snakes and spiders. It's the Deadly adventure of a lifetime.
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