Snakebite!

Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Every year, more than half a million people worldwide either die or lose limbs from venomous snakebites. See how a global crisis has emerged due to inadequate supplies of antivenom. Examine the biology of venomous snakes, the pharmacology and biochemistry of antivenom, its use in treating disease, and the politics of bringing life-saving antivenom drugs to market. Meet the doctors, herpetologists, medical researchers, conservationists, and patients working together to address an international crisis.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51248-373-4
$37.32 $27.99
978-1-54152-479-8
$55.99 $41.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Animals, Science, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS YAN024030, YAN003000
Dewey 597.96/165
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1110
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Source notes

Reviews

Booklist

“This thoroughly sourced text is a fascinating resource that can be used across many disciplines.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“A welcome addition to a middle or high school library on a compelling subject.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Charles C. Hofer

Charles C. Hofer is a wildlife biologist, photographer, and writer living in Tucson, Arizona, home to many, many venomous snakes. Hofer has been a regular contributor to several award-winning magazines, where he often writes about science and nature for young minds. This is his first book for young adults.