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Wicked Plants - The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities (Hardcover) Loot Price: R280
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Wicked Plants - The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities (Hardcover)

Amy Stewart; Illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Jonathon Rosen

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A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In "Wicked Plants," Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature s most appalling creations. It s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You ll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother).
Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.
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Imprint: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2009
First published: May 2009
Authors: Amy Stewart
Illustrators: Briony Morrow-Cribbs • Jonathon Rosen
Dimensions: 184 x 144 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 223
ISBN-13: 978-1-56512-683-1
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
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LSN: 1-56512-683-1
Barcode: 9781565126831

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