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Author Ménez, A. (André)

Title The subtle beast : snakes, from myth to medicine / André Ménez
Published London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2003


Description 1 online resource (163 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Science spectra book series ; v. 4
Science spectra ; v. 4.
Contents Men and snakes : truths and fallacies -- Snakes and myths -- Snakes and early medicine -- The origin of snakes -- What are 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
Summary Dispelling the myths surrounding snakes, this book introduces the reader to the complex and absorbing world of snakes. A fascinating journey from the macroscopic features of snakes to the molecular components of their venoms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-157) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Snakes.
Poisonous snakes -- Venom.
Serpents -- Mythology.
NATURE -- Animals -- Reptiles & Amphibians.
Poisonous snakes -- Venom.
Serpents -- Mythology.
Genre/Form Electronic book
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203422678