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The Subtle Beast Snakes from Myth to Medicine

By: Andre Menez
163 pages, 40 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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  • The Subtle Beast ISBN: 9780415284981 Paperback Dec 2003 In stock
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About this book

Introduction to the complex world of snakes, tracing a fascinating journey from the macroscopic features of snakes to the molecular components of their venom.

Contents

Men and Snakes: Truths and Fallacies. Snakes and Myths. Snakes and Early Medicine. Products of Evolution. What are the Snakes?. Classification of Snakes. Discovery of Snake Venoms. Snake Venom Potency. Clinical Aspects of Snake Poisoning. Non-toxic Venom Components. What are Snake Toxins?. Toxins in Action. Stopping the Action of Toxins. From Toxins to Drugs.

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By: Andre Menez
163 pages, 40 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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