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

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Joe Slowinsky is in the forefront of the herpetology field, and he has woken one morning with a hangover. He puts his hand in a bag of snakes, feels a bite on his finger and, in that moment, knows his life is over. He's been bitten by a krait, one of the deadliest snakes in the world. The Snake Catcher is the story of Joe Slowinsky, celebrated scientist and explorer. His career was fast and exciting and his last tragic expedition is a pulse-pounding struggle between man and nature. Here, Jamie James captures perfectly the life of a trailblazer.
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display_descriptionIn 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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ils:.b17406067BookBooksEnglishHyperion, c2008.260 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps (on lining papers) ; 24 cm.
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subject_facetHerpetologists -- United States -- Biography
Slowinski, Joseph
title_displayThe snake charmer : a life and death in pursuit of knowledge
title_fullThe snake charmer : a life and death in pursuit of knowledge / Jamie James
The snake charmer : a life and death in pursuit of knowledge [electronic resource] / Jamie James
title_shortThe snake charmer
title_suba life and death in pursuit of knowledge
Slowinski, Joseph