Fangs, Venom, and Fear Unraveled

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Science  09 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5681, pp. 182
DOI: 10.1126/science.1100050

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The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere. by Jonathan A. Campbell and William W. Lamar. Comstock (Cornell University Press), Ithaca, NY, 2004. 2 vols. 962 pp. $149.95, £86.95. ISBN 0-8014-4141-2.

This profusely illustrated, comprehensive survey of venomous snakes and lizards of the Americas also includes overviews of mimicry, evolution, and the medical management of snakebites.