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Australia’s Dangerous Snakes: Identification, Biology and EnvenomingArtist/Author: Mirtschin, Peter, Arne Rasmussen and Scott A. Weinstein.
Australia’s venomous snakes are widely viewed as the world’s most deadly and are regarded with cautious curiosity, fascination, and, regrettably, fear. Australia’s Dangerous Snakes examines the biology, natural history, venom properties, and bite treatment of medically important venomous marine and terrestrial snakes. It contains comprehensive identification profiles for each species, supported by keys and photographs. In addition to their medical importance, the environmental role of snakes and the threats that are causing the decline of many of these reptiles are discussed. Drawing on the authors’ experience in the fields of herpetology, toxinology, and clinical medicine, this book stimulates respect and admiration and dispels fear of Australia’s fascinating snakes.
Australia’s Dangerous Snakes will provide hours of rewarding reading and valuable information for anyone interested in Australia’s unique wildlife and natural history, and will be an essential reference for herpetologists, toxinologists, physicians, zoo personnel, and private snake collectors.
* Contains comprehensive identification profiles for each dangerous snake species, supported by keys and photographs.
* Describes the production, actions and uses of venoms.
* Provides information on the risks and clinical management of snakebite and envenoming.
Venom doc: the edgiest, darkest and strangest natural history memoir ever.Artist/Author: Fry, Bryan Grieg.
Welcome to the strange and dangerous world of Bryan Grieg Fry. This is a tale of a life spent living and working with snakes. Lots of very, very poisonous snakes and other venomous creatures, from the Malaysian king cobra to deadly scorpions. In this action-packed ride through Bryan’s life you’ll meet the man who’s worked with the world’s most venomous creatures in over 50 countries. He’s been bitten by 26 poisonous snakes and stung by three stingrays – and survived a near-fatal scorpion sting while deep in the Amazon jungle. He’s also broken 23 bones, including breaking his back in three places, and had to learn how to walk again. But when you only research the venom you’ve collected yourself – the adventures, and danger, will just keep coming. Dividing his time between scientific research and teaching at the University of Queensland, TV filming and collecting expeditions around the world, Bryan and danger are never far from one another.
Venomous reptiles and their toxins: evolution, pathophysiology and biodiscovery.Artist/Author: Fry, Bryan G.
Venom research and technology has advanced greatly, rapidly transforming the area of reptile venom. Research developments such as the development of molecular systematics provide the framework necessary to reconstruct the evolutionary history of glands and fangs. Such research developments result in a fundamental shift in scientists’ understanding of venom’s evolution and usefulness in therapeutic development. Startling evolutionary expansion, including the development of new protein functions, enable the development of novel drug therapies and impact the effectiveness of anti-venoms available for the treatment of humans. This book provides a comprehensive study of the entire scope of reptile venom, from its evolution to drug design and development. This book devotes a chapter to each toxin class found in reptile venom, detailing the full trajectory of research on the toxin in question. The comprehensive synthesis of research deals with the impact that venom has had on biomedical applications and snake evolution and ecology.