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Silk and Venom: Searching for a Dangerous Spider

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Join a researcher on a passionate hunt for poisonous spiders, captured in the engaging prose and stunning photos of a masterful team.

Love them, hate them — spiders are feared and misunderstood by many, but certainly not by biology professor and arachnologist Greta Binford. Eager and willing to share her knowledge, she allowed New York Times best-selling author Kathryn Lasky and noted photographer Christopher G. Knight to accompany her on a trek to the Caribbean in search of the elusive Loxosceles — the deadly recluse spider — whose venom may hold in its DNA the answer to many scientific questions. We see firsthand her fearless search (sometimes enlisting the help of local schoolchildren), through outdoor markets, garbage dumps, and the desertlike interior of the Dominican Republic. A lively, informative narrative and intimate photos of everything from careful venom-milking in a lab to multicolored spiders in shimmering webs are likely to lure even the most committed arachnophobe.

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Readers are invited to join a researcher on a passionate hunt for poisonous spiders, captured in the engaging prose and stunning photos of the masterful team of Lasky and Knight. Full color.

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About the Author

Kathryn Lasky writes award-winning books for children across all genres. Her many illustrated nonfiction titles include the Newbery Honor book Sugaring Time as well as One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin; Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles; and John Muir: Americas First Environmentalist. Kathryn Lasky and her husband, Christopher G. Knight, live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Christopher G. Knight is a documentary filmmaker as well as photographer. His photographs illustrate Kathryn Laskys Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles and Sugaring Time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763642228
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Photographer:
Knight, Christopher
Author:
Knight, Christopher
Author:
Knight, Christopher G.
Author:
Lasky, Kathryn
Subject:
Science & Nature - Biology
Subject:
People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Wild Animals
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.34 x 10.24 x .35 in 1.15 lb
Age Level:
06-10

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Children's » Animals » General
Children's » Animals » Insects
Children's » Nonfiction » Animals
Children's » Nonfiction » Insects and Bugs
Children's » Nonfiction » Science and Nature » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Wild Animals
Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
Children's » People and Cultures
Children's » Science and Nature » General

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