by Steven Foster and Roger Caras
It was an honor to work with the late Roger Caras, author of over 60 books on animals and nature, former President of the ASPCA, and ABC News correspondent. I was happy that I worked on this book when I got bit by a copperhead in August of 2000. The book helped me to take appropriate emergency measures to treat the bite. Title #46 in the Peterson Field Guide Series, the book is a guide to safety in the field, featuring 90 venomous animals and more than 250 poisonous plants and fungi, from the deadly to the irritating. Each species account includes key identification characteristics, distribution information, and comments on their real or perceived dangers. Forty color plates, ninety-four black & white plates feature both animals and plants. Houghton Mifflin, Co. 1994. $21.00. Order from Amazon.com below.