Chemical Cover: Smells and Poisons

Chemical Cover: Smells and Poisons

Chemical Cover: Smells and Poisons

Chemical Cover: Smells and Poisons

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Many mammals, reptiles, fish, and amphibians produce chemicals in their bodies in order to ward off predators. Some manufacture poisons or smelly or painful substances in their own bodies. Others acquire these chemicals through their diet. Engaging text and eye-catching photographs invite readers to delve into the world of stinky sprays, poisonous skin, and slimy goo in order to understand how animals use these chemicals to defend themselves. A discussion of humans' relationship to chemical weapons helps deepen students' understanding of chemicals as defense, while fast facts and lively sidebars explore unusual venoms and behaviors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978507159
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/30/2019
Series: Animal Defense! Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

1 Ooze, Spray, Goo, and Squirts 8

2 Skunk Ahead! 16

3 Poisonous Little Pretties 24

4 A Beetle with a Bomb 32

5 Slime from the Deep 40

Glossary 46

Further Reading 47

Index 48

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