The Illustrated Guide to Poisonous Snakes

The Illustrated Guide to Poisonous Snakes

Book - 2003
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An indispensable guide to understanding snakes and avoiding harmful contact with potentially dangerous species.

If you fear snakes, it is probably because you are unfamiliar with them, or have been given misleading information. There is no need for you to fear snakes if you know:

Ø Their habits
Ø How to identify the dangerous species
Ø Precautions to take to prevent snakebite
Ø What actions to take in case of snakebite

THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO POISONOUS SNAKES is a full-color guide to these dangerous but often misunderstood creatures. Originally issued by the U.S. government, this book is filled with practical knowledge and interesting facts. It is a must-have for campers, climbers, and snake lovers. Even the layman will find his interest in snakes awakened by this marvelous guide to some of nature's most elusive creatures.

Book News
First published in 1985 as an appendix to a US Army survival handbook, this guide begins with an introduction discussing different categories of snakes, their identification, and how to best avoid them. The remainder of the volume offers single-page treatments, with color photos, of the more dangerous snakes of the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, and Australasia, as well as sea snakes and a couple of poisonous lizards. Each entry presents common and Latin names, description, characteristics, habitat, and length; on the facing page is a distribution map. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2003
ISBN: 9781585748341
Branch Call Number: 597.96 ILL
Characteristics: 105 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: United States. Dept. of the Army
Alternative Title: Poisonous snakes


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