This title gives helpful advice on all aspects of travelling, from what to expect and pre-trip vaccinations to the hazards of heat and sun in deserts and jungles, and of cold and exposure in mountains and caves. It offers the latest information on Malaria treatments and deep vein thrombosis. It assesses the usefulness of natural remedies and covers responsible tourism. It advises on how to treat bites and stings and deal with accidents, first aid and common ailments. 'Big carnivores are probably best faced. Running away will do you no good since they can easily outrun you and this is exactly what prey species do. Do something that a prey species would not do, like throwing rocks or running at the animal shouting and brandishing a big stick. The predator will then be so surprised and confused that it will probably retreat'.
Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth's passion for wildlife started when she was a toddler and led to smuggling roadkill into the house, much to her mother's disgust - she prefers flowers. As a child she loved aquatic activities. She was a proud silver medallist in the Kingston Ladies Swimming Club learners one length backstroke race aged 13.
Jane left South London suburbia to bag a zoology degree in Plymouth before setting off on a six-month long overland trip to Nepal. That first expedition gave her a new mission: to work towards improving the lot of the poor. After qualifying as a parasitologist (from Oxford University) and as a doctor of medicine (Southampton University) she spent eleven years working on various child survival projects in remote corners of Asia.
These days she lives in Cambridgeshire with her husband, sons, an exceedingly lazy Syrian hamster and a selection of rather inert stick insects. She works as a GP and is medical director of a travel clinic. As a balance to clinical work she writes life-affirming prose with exotic themes. Jane already has three travel health guides in print as well as two memoirs, one set in Madagascar, the other in Nepal. She continues to write extensively on travel and health including on occasion for The Independent newspapers, The Guardian and other key publications. She has written health features for Wanderlust magazine since issue one and has contributed health chapters to innumerable Bradt travel guides.
To celebrate the start of 2014, Jane launched a novel - her first. It is set in Nepal and those who have read "A Glimpse of Eternal Snows" will recognise the scenery as well as some of the characters. It is out as a kindle and in book form.
Her author website with a photo gallery is www.wilson-howarth.com.
The latest author photo is thanks to Jason Heath Lancy of GP Magazine