Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis

Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis

by Charles C. Hofer


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Every year, more than half a million people worldwide either die or lose limbs from venomous snakebites. See how a global crisis has emerged due to inadequate supplies of antivenom. Examine the biology of venomous snakes, the pharmacology and biochemistry of antivenom, its use in treating disease, and the politics of bringing life-saving antivenom drugs to market. Meet the doctors, herpetologists, medical researchers, conservationists, and patients working together to address an international crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512483734
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Charles C. Hofer is a wildlife biologist, photographer, and writer living in Tucson, Arizona, home to many, many venomous snakes. Hofer has been a regular contributor to several award-winning magazines, where he often writes about science and nature for young minds. This is his first book for young adults.

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