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The Snake Charmer: A Life and Death in Pursuit of Knowledge
 
 
Author
Jamie James.
Publisher Hyperion  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 0.95 inches
ISBN 9781401302139
Pages/Publication Date 260/2008
Daedalus Item Code 23409
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"Like the more famous wildlife adventurer Steve Irwin, biologist Joe Slowinski, an expert in snakes, died as a result of his professional passion. On a 2001 expedition into the Burmese jungle to locate rare snakes, Slowinski was bitten by a many-banded krait, a reptile with a paralyzing neurotoxin venom that spells near-certain death for the victim. This book, which falls firmly into the same true-life tragedy genre as Into the Wild or Into Thin Air (also about people who died doing the thing they loved), tells us about Slowinski's life and career and the frantic efforts, after he was bitten, to keep him breathing [in the hope that] he could be rescued. At the end, we feel as though we knew Slowinski, that we understand what made him tick. It's a dramatic and moving story, told by an author who clearly understands that his subject is not simply about a man's cruel and ironic death but also about his life, his spirit, and his dreams."Booklist
 
 
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