Poison: Sinister Species With Deadly Consequences

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It's a poisonous world... and this is a fascinating guide to how and where poisons and venoms naturally occur in reptiles, insects, and other creatures. Having led scientific expeditions from the Altiplano of Peru to the jungles of Madagascar, Mark Siddall, curator of invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History, presents the curious occurrences and risky encounters of a multitude of creatures and their dangerous, sometimes, lethal, and occasionally beneficial poisons. Engaging, illustrated entries cover things that sting, things that bite, and things that shouldn't be touched or eaten.

Author:  Mark Siddall, Megan Gavin (Illustrations)
Hardback: 192 pages
Publisher: Sterling Signature 2014

About the Author:
Dr. Mark Siddall is the curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. Siddall's research not only focuses on the evolution of leeches and their blood-feeding behavior but also holds great potential for future evolution-based perspectives on disease intervention. He also curated the special exhibition The Power of Poison open at the American Museum of Natural History through January 5th, 2015.