Dangerous Wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide to Safe Encounters at Home and in the Wild

Overview

What you don't know can hurt you! Do you feel safe in the woods? At the beach? In your backyard? In your home? In clear and precise language, this meticulously researched reference describes which creatures and plants can cause you harm -- and when, why, and how to avoid them -- in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Most valuable of all, you'll understand what medical risks they present and how best to respond to a hostile encounter. Bees, bears, sharks, ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $4.82   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$4.82
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(269)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
PAPERBACK New 0897324064 XCITING PRICES JUST FOR YOU. Ships within 24 hours. Best customer service. 100% money back return policy.

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.82
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(914)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0897324064 Friendly Return Policy. A+++ Customer Service!

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.82
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(686)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0897324064! ! ! ! BEST PRICES WITH A SERVICE YOU CAN RELY! ! !

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.82
Seller since 2013

Feedback rating:

(401)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0897324064! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.

Ships from: Southampton, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.88
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(720)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0897324064 SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS WITH BEST PRICES. FROM A COMPANY YOU TRUST, HUGE SELECTION. RELIABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! ! HASSLE FREE RETURN POLICY, SATISFACTION ... GURANTEED**** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

What you don't know can hurt you! Do you feel safe in the woods? At the beach? In your backyard? In your home? In clear and precise language, this meticulously researched reference describes which creatures and plants can cause you harm -- and when, why, and how to avoid them -- in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Most valuable of all, you'll understand what medical risks they present and how best to respond to a hostile encounter. Bees, bears, sharks, porcupines, snakes, spiders, mosquitoes, toads, lice, poison ivy, ticks, fleas, elk, and more -- if they're where you live, they're in this book. A finely illustrated field guide, a natural history narrative, and an outdoor emergency medical manual all rolled into one book, Dangerous Wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic provides regular doses of humor along with the serious advice. After all, part of dealing with potentially dangerous wildlife is getting over our instinctive fears, relaxing while remaining alert, and ultimately better understanding our natural world. Armed with this guide, you and your family will enjoy the natural world with informed confidence and peace of mind.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

F. Lynne Bachleda, a resident of Fairview, Tennessee, is a freelance researcher and writer who has contributed to many national publications over the last two decades.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

This is the deadliest chapter.

If you are going to have a fatal or life threatening encounter with another creature, save another human, it will likely be an insect, or an arachnid. Some of this probability derives from the sheer number of these creatures. In the United States, there are approximately 91,000 known, or described, species of insects, plus an additional estimated 71,000 unknown species. What does this mean in terms of insect proximity? ¿A whole lotta crawlin,¿ creepin,¿ and flyin¿ goin¿ on.¿ // Soil samples in North Carolina five inches deep yielded an estimated 124 million animals per acre. Similar studies in Pennsylvania produced an estimated 425 million animals per acre. Likewise, if you walk through a grassy field you will likely be sharing the great outdoors with literally thousands of arachnids, spiders in this example, who, we hasten to add, almost definitely will not harm you.// Before the idea of these creepy crawlies overwhelms you, keep in mind several things. The vast majority of these creatures are not only beneficial to life on earth--they are absolutely essential to it.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Dedication xi
Introduction xii
Reptiles & Amphibians 1
Snakes 2
Rattlesnakes 22
The "Moccasin" Family 25
Turtles 29
Musk and Mud Turtles 33
Toads and Frogs 35
Salamanders 41
Insects & Arachnids 45
Bees and Wasps 48
Bees 62
True (Vespid) Wasps 64
Sphecid Wasps 68
Ants 72
Lice 74
Fleas 79
Mosquitoes 83
Flies 99
Black Flies 100
Deerflies and Horseflies 101
Midges 106
Caterpillars 107
True Bugs 110
Beetles 112
Spiders 117
Black Widow Spiders 119
Ticks 124
Mites 139
Chiggers 139
Scabies 141
Flora 145
Flora Toxic to Ingest 146
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac 150
At the Seashore 163
Sharks 164
Rays 180
Jellyfish and Their Relatives 185
Other Seashore Wildlife 191
Barnacles 191
Sea Slugs 191
Shrimp and Squid 192
Mammals 195
Biting Mammals 197
Opossums and Raccoons 208
Shrews 211
Bears 213
Black Bears 218
Charging Mammals 226
Elk 227
Feral Pigs 229
Scent-Spraying Mammals 232
Skunks 232
Porcupines 236
Mammal-Borne Diseases 238
Rabies 238
Tularemia 249
Hantavirus 250
Animals and Automobiles 257
Text Permissions & Acknowledgments 261
Photography & Illustration Credits 263
Selected Bibliography & Resources 269
Index 281
About the Author 305
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)