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Poisons and Venom: Animal Weapons and Defenses

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In the fight for survival, poison and venom are deadly weapons. They can help animals defend themselves against predators or conquer unsuspecting prey. Find out which animals carry the deadliest toxins, and how poison and venom differ between species. You might want to stay clear of these animals!

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Overview

In the fight for survival, poison and venom are deadly weapons. They can help animals defend themselves against predators or conquer unsuspecting prey. Find out which animals carry the deadliest toxins, and how poison and venom differ between species. You might want to stay clear of these animals!

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Children's Literature - Kim Harris Thacker
Poisonous, venomous creatures can be found all over the world. They range from the poison arrow frog (which possesses enough poison in its brightly colored skin to be deadly to ten people) to the skunk (whose smelly spray can cause temporary blindness). Along with several other animals and insects, both the poison arrow frog and the skunk are highlighted in this installment of the "Blazers: Animal Weapons and Defenses" series. This book contains vivid photographs and graphics, and it is written in a simple, conversational tone, which is appropriate both for its intended audience and for older readers (even adults). Teachers, parents, and students alike will appreciate the "Fierce Facts," the helpful glossary and index, the "Read More" section (which lists other books of a similar subject), and the "Internet Sites" section (which supplies readers with a code that, when entered into the kid-friendly FactHound web site, provides lists of other critter-loving web sites).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429680080
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Animal Weapons and Defenses Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,420,770
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: NC750L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Riehecky is a longtime writer for children. She has worked as a high school English teacher, a college professor, and a children's book editor. Her 24 volume series Dinosaurs! won the Summit Award for Best Children's Nonfiction, presented by the Society of Midland Authors, and her Tasmanian Tiger was a Junior Library Guild selection. Janet loves to collect dinosaur bones. On a dig in western Colorado, she dug up the first bone found of a brand new dinosaur, the Mymoorapelta.
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