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Snakemaster: Wildlife Adventures With the World's Most Dangerous Reptiles Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Stevens, Austin

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ISBN: 1510742395     ISBN-13: 9781510742390
Publisher: Skyhorse Pub Co Inc
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: May 2019
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Annotation: Known as the original “Snakemaster” from his various television shows, Austin Stevens is one of the most famous herpetologists in the world. From his show Austin Stevens: Snakemaster on Animal Planet to his many appearances in the media, Stevens is known as an incredibly smart, yet incredibly insane animal lover.

In Snakemaster, Austin Stevens tells incredible stories of his many run-ins with dangerous animals and reptiles. From wrestling with a reticulated python to panicking after being bitten by the infamous Gaboon viper, Stevens brings you into his world of wildlife and tells the story of how a boy from Pretoria, South Africa, became one of the most widely known herpetologists in the world.

With incredible photographs taken by Stevens himself, you’ll be able to place yourself in his world—from the deserts of Africa to the jungles of Borneo. Sharing incredible stories of his love of animals and nature, this one-of-a-kind collection of stories will make you laugh, cry, and shiver with fear!
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Nature | Reptiles & Amphibians
- Nature | Wildlife
Dewey: 597
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 1.00" (0.90 lbs) 233 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Austin Stevens is best known as the “Snakemaster” from his hit shows on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and the National Geographic Channel. Originally from South Africa, Stevens is a herpetologist, author, and wildlife photographer. He is currently the Guinness World Record holder for a “snake sit-in,” when he lived in a ten-by-thirteen-foot glass cage with thirty-six venomous snakes (including black mambas) for an incredible 107 days and nights. He currently resides in Queensland, Australia.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2014 May #4)

TV personality and veteran herpetologist Stevens's (The Last Snake Man) latest is a collection of career anecdotes that will likely send shivers up the spine of even the most snake-friendly reader. Opening with a harrowing tale of surviving a puff adder bite that almost cost him his finger, Stevens takes readers on an informative and adrenaline-charged look at a number of lethal snakes and other reptilian predators. Surprisingly, Stevens's most exciting stories don't come from deep within the wild but from his stints as a documentarian and a herpetological curator at an animal park where he often performed for the public, such as his near death run-in with a Gaboon viper and 107-day, glass-enclosed sit-in spent with 36 highly venomous snakes, including cobras and black mambas. These accounts, particularly a scene in which a clumsy cameraman almost brings the stunt to a deadly end (a recurring theme, as a cameraman makes a similar mistake in Germany, releasing four angry black mambas during filming), make for white-knuckle reading. Though he pauses for digressions on various snake venoms, snake bite remedies, and how he landed a show on the Discovery Channel, it's those close encounters that'll keep readers on the edge of their seat—and often looking under it. Photos. (July)

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