Bites and Stings: The World of Venomous Animals

Bites and Stings: The World of Venomous Animals

by John Nichol
     
 

Bites and Stings provides a fascinating insight into the world of venomous animals and their unique relationship with man. As well as a comprehensive natural history of the creatures, Bites and Stings contains information on all modern forms of treatment and first aid, and also a list of the world's suppliers of antivenom. It is both a invaluable reference book and a… See more details below

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Bites and Stings provides a fascinating insight into the world of venomous animals and their unique relationship with man. As well as a comprehensive natural history of the creatures, Bites and Stings contains information on all modern forms of treatment and first aid, and also a list of the world's suppliers of antivenom. It is both a invaluable reference book and a fascinating overview of a fascinating group of animals. Bites and Stings should be on the shelves of everyone interested in natural history.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
As the first one-volume source on venomous and poisonous animals written especially for the layperson, this book makes some important contributions, but does not provide a broad enough coverage of its subject. It does have interesting and informative readings about nine major groups of toxic animals and attempts to put some commonly held fears about them into proper perspective. General information is given on the effects and proper treatment of bites and stings, and a list of antivenom suppliers around the world is included. But with its emphasis on snakes, insects, especially the medically important Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps), are glossed over, and the discussion of them contains errors and exaggerations. Venomous caterpillars, common in the tropics, are dismissed as insignificant, and the distinction between ``bite'' and ``sting'' is left unexplained.-- Annette Aiello, Smithsonian Tropical Research Inst., Panama
Booknews
A light popular account. Deals with toads, snakes, spiders, fish, insects, bats, lizards, newts, jellyfish, and octopi. Includes a list of antivenom suppliers in many countries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816022335
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.87(d)

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