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Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical… (2009)
de Amy Stewart
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I hated the way this was organized. ( )
I quite enjoyed this one. The botanical and nomenclatural information is almost entirely accurate as far as I could tell, and the illustrations are delightful. I enjoyed mapping out the various plants to find where they grow in San Diego County, and daydreaming about...never mind.
Five stars for the text, which is well written and tells us more about deadly, dangerous, destructive, and annoying plants than we thought we would ever know. One star for the black and white drawings, which while done with skills, are totally inadequate to faithfully represent these plants, which the author describes in great detail, including their often unusual colors and markings. Worth getting from the library, perhaps, but I don't recommend purchasing this one (as I did!)
Not what I expected, I thought it was going to historical oddities that involved plants, but it read more like a poisoners textbook. Useful for mystery writers at least, learn about wild plant that are deadly or hallucinogenic.
Fun little book
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Wicked Plants is a stroll down a garden path of dread. Some of the most beloved and innocent plants in our own personal edens are villains at their core...Some 3,900 people in the U.S. are injured every year by poking around electrical outlets, while more than 68,000 are poisoned by plants...
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Stewart takes on more than 200 of Mother Nature's most appalling creations and offers this A-to-Z compendium of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)581.65Natural sciences and mathematics Plants Specific topics in natural history of plants Miscellaneous nontaxonomic kinds of plants Harmful plants
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