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A Field Guide to Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants: North America North of Mexico (Peterson Field Guides) Exp Sub Edition
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I like the field guide, but please people, if you see the snake on the cover - understand it is a Kingsnake and completely harmless, not a Coral snake which is probably what they intended to have on the cover.
Coral snakes do not have red bands between two black bands, and the type of bands they have are quite different.
If you see a Coral snake, please don't kill it either - leave it alone, but especially do not kill a harmless Scarlet Kingsnake thinking it was a Coral snake. Hopefully the next edition will fix this embarrasing mistake.
This needs to be the first field guide you every buy. The Peterson Field Guide to Venomous Animals & Poisonous Plants should be in every naturalist's library, both experienced or brand new. Every child should have a copy on their nightstand, and every Grandma and Aunt Sally should have one on their coffee table.
Why? Simple put, if you know everything that can hurt or kill you, you don't get scared of every creepy crawly and little snake. In a world where every mother tells their child not to play out side because there is poison ivy EVERYWHERE, it would be good for people to know what can harm them. If you are aware of the hazards are on your area, then a whole world opens up in your backyard. That mystery plant that is growing on the corner of the yard that your have always been scared to touch isn't in the Peterson Guide. That doesn't mean it's a good idea to eats it, but if you know it's not going to kill you, you have the opportunity to find out what it really is.
Man is inherently fearful of what he doesn't understand, and sadly because so little people understand the intricacies of nature, they are scared of it. The natural world becomes the harsh "wilderness", full of hungry, rabid animals and plants that will kill you just by touching them. If you are scared of Nature, then how will you every understand the beauty within in it.
The Peterson Field Guide to Venomous Animals & Poisonous Plants covers everything from snakes and spiders to poison ivy and mushrooms.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have used this on occasion around the house for bug identification and wild plant identification.Published 3 months ago by Trev
WARNING: There aren't color photos for everything (at least in this edition). Maybe there is in a newer version or the paperback, but the one advertised here only has color... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alex
IF one wants to gather wild foods, this is a must to help clarify what to NEVER gather.Published 10 months ago by Marcy