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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One of the most brilliant biologists of our time and a charismatic daredevil, Dr. Joe Slowinski had been obsessed with venomous snakes since his youth. In 2001, Slowinski led a team of young scientists deep into the wilds of Burma on a final tragic expedition. Immediately after being bitten by the many-banded krait, the deadliest serpent in Asia, Joe knew his life was in grave and imminent peril. Thus began one of the most remarkable wilderness rescue attempts of modern times, as Joe's teammates kept him alive for thirty hours by mouth-to-mouth respiration.

The Snake Charmer is at once a brilliant biography, a pulse-pounding adventure story, an exotic travel book, and a fascinating introduction to the bizarre world of snake science.

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subject_facet Herpetologists -- United States -- Biography
title_display The snake charmer : a life and death in pursuit of knowledge
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