Mysteries of the Komodo Dragon

The Biggest, Deadliest Lizard Gives Up Its Secrets

By Marty Crump
(Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590787571, 40pp.)

Publication Date: October 2010

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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."
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