Victims of Venom

Online Resources

We recommend these Web sites for those interested in the subjects shown on the program. All links are valid as of August 18, 2000.

Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center: Venomous Critters
Information on all types of venomous animals, with first aid tips in case of bites.

International Venom & Toxin Database
A rundown of every kind of venomous animal in Australia, including insects, fish, and snakes.

Cone Shells and Conotoxins Homepage
Information and links to resources about venomous cone shells.

Industry Partnership Provides Next-Generation Painkilling Drugs
Article on research involving the use of venom in drugs, sponsored by the University of Queensland, Australia.

International Society on Toxinology
A professional organization for those interested in the study of animal and plant-based toxins.

The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins
From a print journal published in Brazil; contains articles from 1995 to 1998.

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
A large international organization open to anyone with an interest in herpetology.

Print Resources

For those interested in the subjects shown in VICTIMS OF VENOM, we recommend the following books and print articles.

Caras, Roger. VENOMOUS ANIMALS OF THE WORLD. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1974.
Dewey, Jennifer Owings. POISON DART FROGS. Honesdale, PA: Boyd Mills Press, 1998.
Edstrom, Anders. VENOMOUS AND POISONOUS ANIMALS. Malabar, FL: Kreieger Publishing, 1992.
Freiberg, Marcos and Jerry G. Walls. THE WORLD OF VENOMOUS ANIMALS. Neptune City, New Jersey: T.H.F. Publications, 1984.
Grice, Gordon. THE RED HOURGLASS: LIVES OF THE PREDATORS. New York: Delacorte Press, 1998.
Henkel, John. “For Goodness Snakes! Treating and Preventing Venomous Bites.” FDA CONSUMER. November 1995.
Ling, Mary, and Mary Atkinson. THE SNAKE BOOK. New York: DK Publishing, 1997.
Mattison, Chris. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SNAKES. New York: Facts on File, 1995.
Minton, Sherman A., Jr., and Madge Rutherford Minton. VENOMOUS REPTILES. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1980.
Nichol, John. BITES & STINGS: THE WORLD OF VENOMOUS ANIMALS. New York: Facts on File, 1989.
Weidensaul, Scott. “The Belled Viper.” SMITHSONIAN. December 1997.


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