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Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 You Save: R29 (14%)

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Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa (Paperback)

Johan Marais

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Featuring all the region's common harmless snakes and all its dangerous species, this updated, expanded edition of "Snakes & Snakebite in Southern Africa" is a practical, user-friendly guide to identification and first-aid treatment in the event of a snake bite. Simple icons provide essential information at a glance, and succinct text, distribution maps and numerous full-color photographs enable easy identification of snakes most commonly encountered in the field and those most feared. Symptoms and treatment of snake bites are described, providing vital information on first-aid procedures. Clear and practical in its approach, this new edition will prove invaluable to all those with outdoor interests, be they hikers, climbers, campers, fishermen or gardeners.Table of Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Snakes as predators; Vision; Hearing and smell; Growth and shedding; Reproduction; Body temperature and hibernation; Snakes in gardens; Handling snakes; Snakes and pets; Snakebite; How to avoid snakebite; Snakebite symptoms; Dangerously venomous snakes; Types of venom; Antivenom; First aid; Habitats of southern Africa (map); How to use this book; Species accounts; Glossary; Further reading"


Imprint: Struik Nature
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: September 2014
First published: December 2014
Authors: Johan Marais
Dimensions: 210 x 149 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-77584-023-7
Barcode: 9781775840237
Categories: Promotions
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Reptiles
LSN: 1-77584-023-9

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