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  • How to Treat Bites and Stings How to Treat Bites and Stings

How to Treat Bites and Stings

by Gerry Swan

Book Size:255 x 190 x 23 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Australia is full of creatures that bite or sting - even some plants sting or are poisonous. How do you know what is dangerous or life threatening, and what is just a nuisance?

How to Treat Bites and Stings includes: A list of creatures and plants alphabetically, from Ants to Wasps, colour photographs to help you identify the culprit, symptoms of the bite or sting and how to treat it and star ratings of how dangerous the creature or plant is. The Prevention section gives tips on the basic treatment for shock, how to perform cardio-pulmonary and expired-air resuscitation and how to control bleeding.

About the Author

Gerry Swan

Gerry kept geckos while at school and after moving to Australia from New Zealand in the 1960s a chance encounter with a blue tongue lizard rekindled his interest in reptiles. An Associate of the Australian Museum and past editor of the journal Herpetofauna, Gerry has written and co-authored more than 9 books about reptiles; including What Snake is That, What Lizard is That, and Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. He also works as a reptile consultant and has a particular interest in the reptiles of the arid and semi-arid regions of New South Wales.

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