Mysteries of the Komodo Dragon

Mysteries of the Komodo Dragon

The Biggest, Deadliest Lizard Gives up Its Secrets

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the Komodo dragons of the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, the world's largests lizards, and explains how scientists have studied them, their poisonous, bacteria-laden saliva, and how it may have medicinal value.

Perseus Publishing
Scientists discover the secrets of the Komodo dragon. This strange creature inspired myth and legend, luring brave souls into the forests of Indonesia to see if the tales were true. In the end, it attracted scientists, who unraveled the mysteries of how such a remarkable creature could exist, how it uses the deadly germs in its saliva to its advantage, and how those microbes may lead to cures for stubborn diseases. Wildlife biologist and children's writer Marty Crump describes how her friends, colleagues and other scientists tracked, studied, and escaped the Komodo dragon. Her dramatic text, complemented by photographs from key scientists, tells the true story of the world's deadliest lizard.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to the Komodo Survival Program.


Boyd Brew
Scientists discover the secrets of the Komodo dragon. This strange creature inspired myth and legend, luring brave souls into the forests of Indonesia to see if the tales were true. In the end, it attracted scientists, who unraveled the mysteries of how such a remarkable creature could exist, how it uses the deadly germs in its saliva to its advantage, and how those microbes may lead to cures for stubborn diseases. Wildlife biologist and children's writer Marty Crump describes how her friends, colleagues and other scientists tracked, studied, and escaped the Komodo dragon. Her dramatic text, complemented by photographs from key scientists, tells the true story of the world's deadliest lizard.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to the Komodo Survival Program.

Publisher: Honesdale, PA : Boyds Mills Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed. Reinforced trade ed
ISBN: 9781590787571
1590787579
Branch Call Number: J 597.95 CRU
Characteristics: 40 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 21 x 26 cm

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