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Dangerous Aquatic Animals of the World:

A Color Atlas


by Bruce W. Halstead, M.D.



About the Book:

    Aquatic animals possess amazing defensive and offensive specializations. Many, like the shark, are beautiful to behold in their native environment. In more than 470 colorful photographs, this book captures the beauty of these creatures and offers a rich source of facts about them. There are sections dealing with their identifying features, biology, and habitat, as well as a section on prevention, first aid, and emergency procedures (in collaboration with Paul S. Auerbach, M.D.). There are also 11 color maps, a glossary, and suggested readings. Included are: sharks, rays, and other wound-producing animals; aquatic animals that sting; invertebrates and vertebrates poisonous to eat; electric fishes; and human parasitic catfish.


About the Author:

    The late Bruce W. Halstead, Director of the World Life Research Institute, was recognized internationally as one of the world's foremost authorities on marine biotoxicology and dangerous marine animals. Author of more than 290 scientific papers, articles, and books, his widely acclaimed monograph, Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World (Second Revised Edition, 1988), is probably the most comprehensive work ever published on the subject. He was a founding member of the Wilderness Medical Society and served on the Board of Advisors of the International Society of Aquatic medicine.

    Paul S. Auerbach, M.D., who collaborated on the section, "Prevention, First aid, and emergency Treatment Procedures," is an editor of the Journal of Wilderness Medicine, past president of the Wilderness Medical Society, and author of numerous scientific articles and books.



The reader will find this coffee-table sized book absolutely beautiful. . . . readers will find more than 470 color photographs of fantastic quality. . . a high quality book.

—Veterinary and Human Toxicology


Strikingly attractive and exhaustive treatment of marine and freshwater vertebrates and invertebrates.

—Library Journal


Dr. Halstead has made a major contribution toward eliminating ignorance about some of the most fascinating animals in the sea, and, by doing so, has enabled all of us who venture on and in the sea to have a safer and more enjoyable experience.

—Jean-Michel Cousteau (from the Foreword)


Publication date: 1992

Size: 13 x 11: (33.0 x 27.9); 288 pages

Color photos and drawings; Maps; Glossary; Suggested Readings

CIP L.C. 91-13746

ISBN 978-0-87850-045-1 (hardbound)  $60.00  Buy it at Amazon.com!