Hofer, Charles C.

Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis

(3) YA Approximately one million people are bitten by venomous snakes each year; a tenth of them die, especially in places where there is limited medical care. Hofer considers numerous dimensions of this issue, including snake biology, research, production of antivenom, the evolution of human aversion to snakes, and snakebite treatment around the world. There are almost too many topics tackled, but most are covered in depth. Diagrams and high-quality photographs are plentiful. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind.


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