The snake charmer: a life and death in pursuit of knowledge

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Traces the life and death of Joe Slowinski, a renowned herpetologist who had been a leading expert on Asia's venomous snakes, in a thoroughly researched profile that documents his ground-breaking work and the dramatic final hours of his life after he had been bitten by a krait. Simultaneous.
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display_description In the narrative tradition of Into the Wild and The Perfect Storm, an acclaimed journalist tells the dramatic story of the life and death of modern adventurer Joe Slowinski, the young, charismatic world expert on poisonous snakes. Author Jamie James brings to life young Joe's childhood empathiy with snakes, his university career, and his final trek into the wilderness. On Slowinski's last major expedition deep into the wild, there were plenty of his two favorite things: snakes and alcohol. What was in short supply, or non-existent, were appropriate medications, an evacuation plan, a two-way radio, and common sense. On September 11th, 2001, Dr. Joe Slowinski was bitten by a krait, one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. His colleagues kept him alive for 26 hours with mouth-to-mouth respiration, waiting for medical help that would never come.
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subject_facet Herpetologists -- United States -- Biography
title_display The snake charmer : a life and death in pursuit of knowledge
title_full The Snake Charmer A Life and Death in Pursuit of Knowledge, The snake charmer : a life and death in pursuit of knowledge / Jamie James, The snake charmer [electronic resource] : a life and death in pursuit of knowledge / Jamie James
title_short The snake charmer :
title_sub a life and death in pursuit of knowledge
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