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Wicked Plants: the A-Z of Plants That Kill, Maim, Intoxicate and Otherwise Offend

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ISBN13: 9781604691276
ISBN10: 1604691271
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A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that

stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a climbing

plant that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war.

Bestselling author Amy Stewart takes on two hundred of

Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of

plants that kill, maim, intoxicate and otherwise offend.

Menacing botanical illustrations render a ghastly portrait

of evildoers that may be lurking in your back (or front)

garden. Drawing on history, medicine, science and legend,

this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain,

enlighten and alarm even the most intrepid gardeners and

nature lovers.

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Ultimate_Bookworm, March 24, 2012 (view all comments by Ultimate_Bookworm)
I bought this version a couple of weeks ago, and I can't put it down! From the very beginning, it grips you with the fascinating facts about plants that I have never seen (and hope never to encounter) and tragic stories of the unfortunate fate that these plants can bring to people. Who ever knew that so many plants could be capable of such monstrous killings? It also makes me want to visit some of the botanical gardens for poisonous plants that they mentioned. It will definitely be the highlight of my next vacation! Read this if you love botany, or even if you don't, it's fun AND informational at the same time. How often do you find those two adjectives together in the same sentence, much less for a book?
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9781604691276
Author:
Stewart, Amy
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Timber Press
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