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Venomous earth

Andrew A. Meharg

Venomous earth

how arsenic caused the world"s worst mass poisoning

by Andrew A. Meharg

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Published by Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arsenic -- Toxicology,
  • Arsenic -- Health aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-185) and index

    StatementAndrew A. Meharg
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA1231.A7 M44 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 192 p. :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17151932M
    ISBN 101403944997
    LC Control Number2004061032

      Perhaps the most common fear that all humans share is the fear of venomous animals. In fact, the fear of spiders and snakes are the two most commonplace phob. The book was surprising and fascinating from the very beginning – I hadn’t realised that the platypus was even venomous! Wilcox discusses everything from the .

    Venomous | A thrilling tale of encounters with nature's masters of biochemistryIn Venomous, the molecular biologist Christie Wilcox investigates venoms and the animals that use them, revealing how they work, what they do to the human body, and how they can revolutionize biochemistry and medicine takes us from the coast of Indonesia to the rainforests of Peru in search .   The Many-branded Krait’s habitat range includes Burma, Mainland China, Laos, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Its measure of LD 50 of mg/kg makes it earth’s seventh most venomous snake species. It is mostly observed in marshy regions as well as woodlands, plantations, mangroves, and shrublands.

    Defining the term "most venomous" as the most toxic to humans (as some venomous spider species show varying degrees of toxicity to different animal species envenomed by them), the world's most venomous spider is the male Sydney funnel-web spider Atrax to Sydney and its environs within the Australian state of New South Wales, where it can be found .   Venomous (Hardcover) How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry. By Christie Wilcox. Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giro, , pp. Publication Date: August 9, Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (8/15/).


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