In the search for snakebite antidotes, the ecology and evolution of venomous snakes is of critical importance. Until this publication, no text had addressed both the medical aspects of snakebite treatment as well as the highly relevant ecological and evolutionary aspects.
This book presents the proceedings of a 1995 symposium that was convened with the explicit goal of integrating research on the ecology and evolution of venomous snakes with work done on the medical and toxicological implications of snakebite. --Choice
"The first book to present a multidisciplinary approach to venomous snake research. . . .It will be of great interest to scientists and students involved in any aspect of venomous snake research, whilst also appealing to the growing band of amateur enthusiasts." --Ethology, Ecology & Evolution
"A very good contribution to the understanding of venomous snake evolution, systematics, venoms, and snakebites; and I highly recommend it to any one interested in these fascinating creatures."--Copeia
"Accessible to an audience of varied backgrounds."--Reptile & Amphibian Magazine
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