Steve Backshall's Most Poisonous Creatures

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781780094625

Category: Dangerous animals

Page: 160

View: 8220

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.

Steve Backshall's Deadly 60

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 9781472965196

Category:

Page: 128

View: 1303

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.

Steve Backshall's Venom

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472930274

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 9564

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.

Venomous Animals of the World

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801888335

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 7526

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

Venom

Poisonour Animals in the Natural World

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847738707

Category: Poisonous animals

Page: 160

View: 2907

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.

Deadly Pole to Pole Diaries

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444014730

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 5737

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.

Spuren

Eine Reise durch Australien

Author: Robyn Davidson

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644513317

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 3934

Robyn Davidson verwirklicht mit siebenundzwanzig Jahren einen scheinbar verrückten Traum: die australische Wüste zu durchqueren, begleitet von vier wilden Kamelen und einem Hund. Neun Monate wird es dauern, bis sie schließlich den Indischen Ozean erreicht. Neun Monate in der Wildnis, umgeben von unerträglicher Hitze, giftigen Tieren und einer Landschaft, der die Menschen gleichgültig sind. Doch im Verlauf der Reise gelingt es Robyn, ihr altes Leben mehr und mehr hinter sich zu lassen. Jenseits der Zivilisation und auf sich allein gestellt erkennt sie, was sie wirklich zum Glücklichsein braucht – bis die Begegnung mit dem Fotografen Rick sie aus der frisch gewonnenen Balance zu bringen droht ... «Eines der schönsten Bücher über das Entdecken und das Reisen.» (Doris Lessing) «Leuchtend und lebendig... Davidson ist eine wahre Abenteurerin und eine geborene Schriftstellerin.» (New Yorker) «Kein Buch für Pauschal-Touristen, auch keins für Latzhosen-Feministinnen. Aber unbedingt eines für Menschen, die unruhig geblieben sind.» (Die Zeit) «Eine packende Geschichte über Herausforderung und Mut, ein farbenprächtiges Bild Australiens, gezeichnet von einer scharfsinnigen und empfindsamen Beobachterin – und die Geschichte einer inneren Reise.» (Sydney Morning Herald)

Deadly Factbook: Insects and Spiders

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444006975

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 2011

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.

Predators

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444005820

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 2125

Join DEADLY presenter Steve Backshall as he comes face to face with the world's deadliest animals, in a book packed with fascinating facts, killer statistics and stunning photographs. Combined with his own incredible experiences with creatures, large and small, Steve reveals tricks of camouflage, feats of strength, endurance, teamwork and speed, as well as giving us a glimpse into the lives of extremeophiles and looking at some of our planet's endangered species.

Favourite Deadly Facts

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1510100032

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 4385

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.

Steve Backshall's Deadly series: Deadly Factbook: Bizarre Beasts

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444010034

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 1439

Did you know that there is such a thing as a bone-eating snot-flower worm? Or that the secretary bird kills its prey by stamping on it! Discover the world's most extraordinary creatures in the fifth factbook from BAFTA AWARD-winning, TV Deadly presenter Steve Backshall. Illustrated throughout with full colour photographs and art.

Die Wölfe von Currumpaw

Author: William Grill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783314104091

Category:

Page: 76

View: 1082

William Grill entführt uns in seinem zweiten Bilderbuch in die überwältigenden Weiten New Mexicos. Er erzählt die auf einer wahren Begebenheit beruhende Geschichte des Naturforschers Ernest Thompson Seton und seiner schwierigen Jagd auf ein Wolfsrudel im Currumpaw-Tal. Die Begegnung mit Lobo, dem schier unbezwingbaren Anführer des Rudels, veränderte Setons Sicht auf die Natur nachhaltig. Seton wurde ein Pionier der Naturpädagogik und war Mitbegründer der nordamerikanischen Pfadfinderbewegung.

THE AMATEURS - Wenn drei sich streiten

Author: Sara Shepard

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641178886

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6869

Nur sie kennen den Mörder. Nur sie können ihn aufhalten. Aerin, Seneca und Maddox stehen immer noch unter Schock: Ausgerechnet Brett ist der Mörder von Aerins Schwester Helen. Brett, dem sie vertraut haben. Der ihre Geheimnisse kennt. Der sie auf die Spur von anderen Fällen gesetzt hat. Kann es sein, dass Brett auch etwas mit dem Tod von Senecas Mutter zu tun hatte? Mit dem Mord an Maddox‘ Freundin? Und wer ist »Brett« überhaupt? Fieberhaft versuchen die drei Freunde, seine wahre Identität zu entlarven, sein nächstes Opfer zu erahnen und weitere Morde zu verhindern. Doch Brett ist ihnen immer einen Schritt voraus...

Deadly Factbook: Jaws and Claws

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444010107

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 5678

Did you know that the teeth of a hippopotamus can measure as much as 40 or 50 centimetres? Or that a vampire bat will sometimes regurgitate blood to another member of its colony? Learn all about the jaws and claws of the world's most extraordinary creatures in the sixth factbook from BAFTA AWARD-winning, TV Deadly presenter Steve Backshall. Illustrated throughout with full colour photographs and art.

Map of Magic – Die Prophezeiung des magischen Stroms

Author: Carrie Ryan,John Parke Davis

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733600525

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6773

Eine magische Landkarte, unzählige Welten, die über einen magischen Strom verbunden sind, und zwei Kinder, die deren Untergang verhindern müssen! Die unerschrockenen Freunde Fin und Marrill haben unzählige heimtückische Abenteuer hinter sich gebracht, seit sie auf dem magischen Strom unterwegs sind. Aber keiner von ihnen hätte je gedacht, dass ihr letztes Abenteuer sie dazu zwingen würde, sich ausgerechnet mit dem Zauberer Serth, ihrem größten Feind, zusammenzutun! Mit vereinten Kräften tauchen Fin und Marrill in die ältesten Geheimnisse des magischen Stroms ein und nehmen den Kampf gegen die Eiserne Flut auf, die alles unter sich erstarren lässt. Der letzte Band der vierteiligen Serie. Weitere Titel: »Map of Magic - Die Karte der geheimen Wünsche« (Band 1) »Map of Magic - Das Mysterium der sinkenden Stadt« (Band 2) »Map of Magic - Das Rätsel des leuchtenden Orakels « (Band 3) Pressestimmen zu »Map of Magic«: »Hier ist alles möglich: eine intelligente Mischung aus Humor und Phantasterei!« Kirkus Reviews »Schwindelerregende Welten voller bizarrer Kreaturen, verschränkter Zeitebenen und faszinierender Schauplätze!« Booklist »Ein herrlich dicker, toll geschriebener Schmöker für Freunde von Abenteuergeschichten, in dem es nicht immer zimperlich zugeht.« Norddeutscher Rundfunk »Mega spannend!« Westfalen-Blatt

Tiger Wars

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444006495

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8907

Action, adventure, predators and peril - the bestselling first novel by BAFTA AWARD-winning DEADLY 60 TV presenter Steve Backshall. Deadly Adversaries. An Impossible Mission. Tiger Wars. Saker is on the run from the only life he knows. From India to the Himalayas and China he'll be pursued by hunting dogs, mercenaries, spies, thieves and assassins in his quest to set free the most majestic, lethal and valuable of all the predators - the tiger. With him, on every dangerous step of the adventure, is Sinter, a girl who has her own reasons for running away. Gripping adventure fiction perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz and Charlie Higson. This is the first adventure in the Falcon Chronicles, filled with intrigue, adventure, exotic wildlife and dramatic locations. As Saker and Sinter rescue tigers or mountain gorillas, thwart shark finners and rainforest exploiters they come face to face with the world's most fascinating, majestic and lethal creatures. Steve Backshall is the hugely popular and fearless presenter of the BBC kids' series DEADLY 60 and LIVE AND DEADLY as well as star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

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Spiders and Insects

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Orion Children's Books

ISBN: 9781444012897

Category: Insects

Page: 80

View: 4392

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.

Käfer-Queen (Die Käfer-Saga 2)

Author: M.G. Leonard

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646929006

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8024

Darkus versteht die Welt nicht mehr! Sein Vater will zurück zu Lucretia Cutter. Dabei haben Darkus, sein Käfer Baxter und seine Freunde alles daran gesetzt, ihn aus den Fängen der durchgeknallten Fashionqueen zu befreien. Darkus weiß genau, dass mit Lucretia was nicht stimmt. Sie ist mächtig, gefährlich – und besessen von Käfern. Doch was will sie auf der Oscar-Verleihung in L.A.? Warum entwirft sie plötzlich Kleider aus Käfern? Und wieso schwebt Baxter in Lebensgefahr? Das große Käfer-Abenteuer geht weiter.