Venomous Snakes of the World

A Manual for Use by U. S. Amphibious Forces

Author: United States. Department of the Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 162087623X

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 1170

This comprehensive reference guide explains how to recognize poisonous snakes around the world, what precautions to take to avoid being bitten and what first aid procedures and antivenoms are available in the event of a bite.

Venomous Snakes of the World

Author: Mark O'Shea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691150239

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8190

Offers an illustrated guide to venomous snakes around the world that includes information about snake anatomy, diversity, distribution, types of venoms, and conservation efforts.

U.S. Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics

Author: Scott Shupe

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628733144

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 3550

This easy-to-use guide is the most comprehensive resource for snake admirers in the United States. Full-color photographs for almost every snake in the country make for easy reference, and dividing the snakes based on their regional habitats makes finding the right snake a breeze. Whether you are trying to identify a western coral snake or its mimic, the sonoran shovel nosed snake, Scott Shupe’s guide is the extensive handbook for which all snake aficionados have been waiting. With full-color maps and a thorough glossary of terms, you’ll be able to identify Arizona black rattlesnakes, eastern cottonmouths, and more in no time! Unlike other snake books, Shupe’s guide covers the snake population of the entire United States. His expertise and knowledge of snakes is apparent in the thoughtful descriptions and handy hints on how to tell poisonous snakes from their harmless imitators. He also includes an informative natural history of the reptiles and the scientific terms by which they are referred. As a gift for a young naturalist, a reference book for your library, or a handy tool in a sticky situation, this guide is practical, useful, and fun!

Poisonous Snakes of the World

Author: U. S. Department of Navy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780486266299

Category: Nature

Page: 203

View: 6156

Profusely illustrated guide to rattlesnakes, cobras, mambas, kraits, puff adders, sea snakes, many more. Habitat, range, appearance and characteristics of each species: also prevention of snakebite, medical management of victims, sources of antivenin, distribution maps, much more.

Venomous Snakes of the World

Author: Wil Mara,Joseph T. Collins

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated


Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 8065

Shows and describes a variety of poisonous snakes, discusses venom extraction, and offers practical advice on acquiring, feeding, housing, and breeding venomous snakes.

Tales of Giant Snakes

A Historical Natural History of Anacondas and Pythons

Author: John C. Murphy,Robert W. Henderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780894649950

Category: Nature

Page: 221

View: 870

This volume examines the natural history of four species of snakes known to exceed 20 feet in length. Based on the writings of explorers, missionaries, scientists and adventurers over the past 200 years, the authors have pieced together research into the lives of these snakes. Included are chapters on where they are found (often around human habitations), what they eat (includes crocodiles, deer and cows), how big do they really get (a controversial subject), attacks on humans (rare), exploitation by humans for their skins, and conservation. The book is illustrated with photographs, historical lithographs, maps and graphs.


Wildlife Adventures with the World's Most Dangerous Reptiles

Author: Austin Stevens

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629140538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3063

Animal Planet’s favorite herpetologist reveals his most terrifying encounters with dangerous animals and reptiles—documented with his very own photos! Hit shows on Animal Planet, the Discovery Channel, and the National Geographic Channel established Austin Stevens as the original “Snakemaster.” Now, the incredibly smart—yet incredibly insane—animal lover shares his most deadly run-ins with the fanged and the venomous. From wrestling with a reticulated python to panicking after being bitten by the infamous Gaboon viper, Stevens brings you into his world of wildlife and tells the story of how a boy from Pretoria, South Africa, became one of the most widely known herpetologists in the world. With incredible photographs taken by Stevens himself, you’ll be able to place yourself in his world—including the deserts of Africa and the jungles of Borneo. This one-of-a-kind story collection will make you laugh, cry, and shiver with fear! “Austin Stevens’s account of his adventures perfectly captures the thrill of hunting and handling snakes in the wild and will appeal to anyone who loves the outdoors and is fascinated by reptiles.” —Chris Mattison, world-renowned photographer and author of Snake and Chameleons


Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis

Author: Charles C. Hofer

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1541538315

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 2609

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.

Academic Writing

A Handbook for International Students

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351690574

Category: Education

Page: 314

View: 2866

Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.

The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

Author: James Mooney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform


Category: Cherokee Indians

Page: 97

View: 9448

The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikw�ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.

Vector Control

Methods for Use by Individuals and Communities

Author: Jan A. Rozendaal,Organisation mondiale de la santé

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241544948

Category: Medical

Page: 412

View: 2950

The first comprehensive, illustrated guide to vector control methods suitable for use by individuals and communities. Published at a time when large-scale control programs organized by governments are declining, the manual aims to help non-professionals understand the role of vectors in specific diseases and then select and use control methods that are appropriate, effective, affordable, and safe. Hundreds of simple, inexpensive and often ingenious techniques, developed and used in a host of different settings, are presented and described in this abundantly illustrated guide. The manual is intended to assist health workers at district and community level, in aid organizations, in refugee camps, or in resource development projects who do not have direct access to experts in entomology, yet need methods for controlling the vectors of such important diseases as malaria filariasis leishmaniasis schistosomiasis dengue and trypanosomiasis. With this audience in mind, the book combines non-specialist factual information about vectors and the diseases they cause with practical advice on control measures, whether involving the use of insecticides, environmental modifications, or the construction of simple devices from local materials. Details range from a table showing where and when the different groups of biting Diptera are active to a recipe for preparing plaster to protect homes against triatomine bugs, from step-by-step instructions for the construction of cheap insect traps, to advice on how to impregnate bed nets and curtains with suitable insecticides. The book opens with a brief description of recent changes in the approach to vector control, followed by a discussion of factors that can influence the success of control measures undertaken by individuals and communities. The core of the manual consists of eight chapters focused on each of the major vectors and groups of vectors: mosquitos and other biting Diptera; tsetse flies; triatomine bugs; bedbugs, fleas, lice, ticks, and mites; cockroaches; houseflies; cyclops; and freshwater snails. Each chapter includes pertinent facts about the vector's life cycle, behavior, and favorite habitats, the diseases it causes, and their clinical features, including opportunities for prevention, treatment, and control. Against this background, methods for control are presented in great detail. Since the use of control measures is often constrained by lack of resources as well as lack of knowledge, most methods described are simple and cheap, do not require much training or supervision, and are safe for both the user and the environment. The remaining chapters offer guidance on the principles and practice of house spraying with residual insecticides, and provide instructions for the safe use of pesticides and the emergency treatment of poisoning.

Certain Victory

The U.S. Army in the Gulf War

Author: Robert H. Scales

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612340776

Category: Persian Gulf War, 1991

Page: 435

View: 5509

A balanced, comprehensive account of the largest armored battle since World War II