Author: Daniel Pineda
Category: Nature
Posted: 14/08/2012
Pages: 64
Size: 47 MB
English and Spanish

Autor: Daniel Pineda
Categoría: Naturaleza
Publicación: 14-08-2012
Páginas: 64
Tamaño: 47 MB
Idioma: Español

Poisonous and Venomous Animals of America:
Biology and Visual Guide

Animales venenosos de América

This interactive book on poisonous and venomous animals of America provides information on the most important aspects of these species, which are distributed from Canada to Argentina. It comes with a complete photographic guide that includes more than 70 pictures of the most interesting species to inhabit America.

Este libro interactivo acerca de los animales venenosos de América, reúne los aspectos más importantes de estas especies, distribuidas desde Canadá hasta Argentina. Incluye una completa guía fotográfica de más de setenta fotos de interesantes especies de la biodiversidad americana.

This book describes the distribution of each species, its behavior, and the risk that each one represents for humans. It also offers authoritative and practical suggestions about how to prevent accidents and give first aid.
This book includes information on the distribution of each species, their habits and the risks associated with coming into contact with them. It also offers advice on how best to avoid an encounter with these animals and how to administer first aid. In addition, an interactive assessment, allows you to monitor your progress, and an extensive bibliography is available for those who want to learn more about this fascinating subject. The animals included in this book are: snakes, lizards, fish, stingrays, spiders, scorpions, caterpillars, bees, wasps, bumblebees, ants, jellyfish, sea wasps, centipedes, cones, starfish and sea worms. 

Some of the most important poisonous and venomous species included in this book are: rattlesnakes (Crotalus sp.), common lanceheads (Bothrops asper), Bushmasters (Lachesis muta), Eyelash vipers (Bothriechis schlegelii), sea snakes (pelamis platurus), coral snakes (Micrurus sp.) poison dart frogs (Dendrobates sp.and Phyllobates sp.), the Portuguese Man-of-War (Physalia physalis), venomous caterpillars (Automeris io, Lonomia obliqua and Lonomia achelous), scorpions (Tityus and Centruroides), dangerous spiders (Latrodectus, Loxosceles and Phoneutria genera) and venomous fish, such as lionfish (Pterois volitans) and rockfish (Sebastolobus alascanus).

Su contenido incluye la distribución de las especies, su comportamiento, el riesgo que representan y las principales medidas de prevención de accidentes y primeros auxilios.

Contiene una evaluación interactiva que permite medir el aprendizaje y además cuenta con un completo listado de referencias bibliográficas para quien quiera profundizar en el tema.

Daniel Pineda

Médico que ha dedicado dos décadas a la investigación de animales venenosos y sus implicaciones en la salud humana. Su primera publicación “Accidentes por animales venenosos” en 2002, es una publicación de referencia para los investigadores de este campo en América.

Daniel Pineda

He is a M.D. and, for 20 years he has studied and researched venomous animals and the medical treatment venomous bites and stings. His first publication Accidentes por Animales Venenosos (2002) is a reference book for medical practitioners and researchers