Australia's Dangerous Snakes: Identification, Biology and Envenoming

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Csiro Publishing, Nov 1, 2017 - Science - 432 pages
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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 roles of these 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.
 

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Contents

Identification of dangerous snakes
3-43
The dangerous snakes described
4-51
Conservation of Australias dangerous snakes
5-272
Production actions and uses of venoms
6-49
risks realities and clinical management
7-31
Longterm considerationsprognosis
7-75
Snakes and people
7-139
The pioneers of venom production for Australian
131
Glossary
173
References
187
Index
223
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