Pests of Paradise: First Aid and Medical Treatment of Injuries from Hawai'i's Animals

Paperback: $21.99
ISBN-13: 9780824822521
Published: July 2000

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204 pages
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  • About the Book
  • Do earwigs really crawl into people's ears? Is the sting of a Hawaiian scorpion medically dangerous? What is leptospirosis, and how can we avoid it? Pests of Paradise, a carefully researched and well-illustrated reference book about injuries and infections from animals found in Hawai'i, answers these questions and many more in everyday language and in a user-friendly format.

    Of value to both medical professionals and the general public, this handbook describes each animal in words and color photos, then identifies the mechanism of injury, incidence, prevention, and signs and symptoms of injury or infection. The authors offer first aid recommendations and discuss advanced medical treatment based on the latest published literature.

    Health-care workers, naturalists, hikers, parents, and child-care providers will find Pests of Paradise a highly useful and informative reference.

  • Contributors
    • A former registered nurse, Susan Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Hawai‘i in 1985 and is a graduate of the university’s Marine Option Program, where she specialized in marine science journalism. Since 1987, Susan has written the weekly “Ocean Watch” column for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has worked as a volunteer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1989.