Snakes & snakebite in Southern Africa

This guide is an uncomplicated approach to snakes and snakebites in Southern Africa, the emphasis is on identification, and on first aid treatment of snakebites.
Marais, Johan
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978-1-77584-023-7
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Title: Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa
Author: Johan Marais
Genre: Nature and First Aid guide
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Nature
2nd edition. Cape Town, South Africa 2014
ISBN 9781775840237 / ISBN 978-1-77584-023-7
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 120 pages, 330 colour photos

Description:

Snakes & snakebite in Southern Africa isolates all of the region’s most „common harmless“ snakes, all the „dangerous“ snakes and all those non-dangerous snakes that are likely to be confused with the dangerous species, a total of 48 snake species which people fear most or are most likely to encounter. The approach is simple and uncomplicated and the emphasis is on identification, and on first aid treatment in the event of a snake bite. All possible confusion of one species from another is eliminated by featuring photographs of snakes at different stages of development and of different colour forms. Where necessary photographs of snakes most likely to be confused with the one under discussion are included. A double page spread is allocated to each snake species and in each case features a distribution map, six to eight photographs and a simple description of the snake, highlighting distinguishing characters and typical behaviour. A section on snake bite, where necessary, deals with symptoms and treatment.

Content: Snakes & snakebite in Southern Africa

INTRODUCTION
Snakes as predators
Vision
Hearing & smelling
Growth & shedding
Reproduction
Body temperature & hibernation
Snakes in the garden
SNAKE BITE
Snake-bite symptoms
Antivenom
First-aid
Spitting snakes
HABITATS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
SPECIES ACCOUNTS
GLOSSARY
FURTHER READING
INDEX