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Venomous Snakes of the World: A Manual for Use by U.S. Amphibious Forces

Venomous Snakes of the World: A Manual for Use by U.S. Amphibious Forces [Kindle Edition]

Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery , Scott Shupe
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Originally published in 1962, and fully updated and colorized by Scott Shupe, Poisonous Snakes of the World is the perfect practical guide to not only snake bite survival, but to understand and identifying every venomous snake on the planet. Even if no life hangs in the balance, this manual is a great reference guide for the outdoors enthusiast, the reptile lover, or anyone with a thirst for pragmatic, how-to knowledge.

With this comprehensive edition, you will be armed with one of the most thorough volumes available for dealing with these incredible reptiles, including definitive advice on:

  • Precautions to avoid snake bites.
  • Identifying the symptoms and signs of snake venom poisoning.
  • First-Aid and medical treatments.
  • Recognizing poisonous snakes.
  • Indigenous species to various regions around the world.
  • Sources of Antivenin.
Snakes can be among some of the most deadly creatures on the planet. They are also extremely fascinating, and by taking the proper precautions, can be enjoyed and appreciated. From the Monocle Cobra to the Gaboon Viper, learn to fear and respect these incredible reptiles.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15265 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (1 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy for snakes lovers 19 April 2014
By roy9219
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Amazing book the first book that will not just tell you about a snake but how to identify them. Goes into a lot of delail even down to how many scales and whether the scales on the tail are whole or split! A must have book for any one who likes sankes and would like to gain more knowledge. The book is laid out in world areas as per the US forces locations, this works well and gives the reader a good understanding of what snakes can be found in different areas. Not just for the amphiboius forces but does give some very good knowledge about snakes bites and some very good web data bases.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Modern Survey of Venomous Snakes 15 Mar 2014
By David B Richman - Published on
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I had earlier reviewed the U. S. Navy manual "Poisonous Snakes of the World" (1965) and was pleased to find this modern (2012) update. Scott Shupe has corrected the various Latin names, based on modern taxonomic studies, and the illustrations have been much improved and expanded. The number of known venomous snakes (he also correct "poisonous" to "venomous") has more than tripled, from 175 to 600, with most at least listed and a large number described. Range maps are included for most important species, a much needed improvement. Finally, a very much needed revision of first aid techniques was added. In reality this is not simply a revision, but a wholly re-written text.

I found one typo on page 304. The photograph there is not of a cottonmouth but of a Sahara sand viper. Obviously this is just a mislabel and I have not as yet found any other problems. While this book is not a complete reference it is a relatively cheap review of the subject in a handy size and should serve its intended audience of service men and travelers well.
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is one of the best overall references on the subject that I have seen 14 Aug 2014
By Ray - Published on
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If you are a fan of venomous snakes, this book is one of the best overall references on the subject that I have seen. The information is both detailed and accessible which can be difficult to find in reference books. Many books like this either have pictures with little description or read like a biology textbook. In my opinion, this book has the best of both worlds: lots of pictures of common/rare snakes, habitat descriptions, and a breakdown of venom type and available antivenoms. I have owned a lot of snake books in my life and this is one of the best.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 Aug 2014
By Philip Favell - Published on
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Excellent book. Well researched. Excellent photos. A fascinating book for those interested in slither y things.
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