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Snakes are Jeremy Seal's fascination, and his greatest fear. In an attempt to overcome his phobia, he decides to journey into America, Australia, Africa and India in search of the most notorious and deadly snakes, and to meet the people who live among them. His travels take him to Kenya's snake man, whose entire life seems like a preparation for a bite from the terrible black mamba, and to witch doctors, who use snakes as instruments of vengeance. He recalls the stories of Australian convicts condemned to prison in the land of the world's deadliest snake, and the story of a Southern preacher who tries to murder his wife with his church's rattlesnakes. Mixed in with all these bizarre tales are fascinating scientific facts, snake lore and ancient legends.

An erudite but highly entertaining travel narrative, The Snakebite Survivors' Club taps into our general fear of snakes to tell a funny and somewhat gruesome account of the world of snakes and the people they repel, mesmerize, and sometimes kill.

Synopsis:

Snakes are Jeremy Seal's fascination, and his greatest fear. In an attempt to overcome his phobia, he decides to journey into America, Australia, Africa and India in search of the most notorious and deadly snakes, and to meet the people who live among them. An erudite but highly entertaining travel narrative, "The Snakebite Survivor's Club" tells a funny and somewhat gruesome account of the world of snakes and the people they repel, mesmerize, and sometimes kill. 4 maps.

About the Author

Jeremy Seal has written for numerous English newspapers. His first book, A Fez of the Heart, which was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the best books of the year, was based on his experiences as a teacher in Turkey. He lives in Bath, England, with his wife and baby daughter.

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ISBN:
9780156013673
Author:
Seal, Jeremy
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Nature Studies-Reptiles and Amphibians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Four black-and-white maps
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Snakes are Jeremy Seal's fascination, and his greatest fear. In an attempt to overcome his phobia, he decides to journey into America, Australia, Africa and India in search of the most notorious and deadly snakes, and to meet the people who live among them. An erudite but highly entertaining travel narrative, "The Snakebite Survivor's Club" tells a funny and somewhat gruesome account of the world of snakes and the people they repel, mesmerize, and sometimes kill. 4 maps.

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