Poisonous Plants: A Guide for Childcare Providers

Poisonous Plants: A Guide for Childcare Providers

by Elizabeth A. Dauncey
     
 

This handy guidebook is the result of a sixteen-year collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital Poisons Unit. Written with both botanical and toxicological authority, the book offers concise details of the 130 most poisonous plants that are likely to be encountered in the home, garden, and countryside,

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Overview

This handy guidebook is the result of a sixteen-year collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital Poisons Unit. Written with both botanical and toxicological authority, the book offers concise details of the 130 most poisonous plants that are likely to be encountered in the home, garden, and countryside, together with a summary of likely symptoms should they inadvertently be touched or eaten. Photographs of the plants are included to aid identification, and a brief guide to safe plants offers suggestions for the creation of a hazard-free garden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842464069
Publisher:
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Publication date:
07/15/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Elizabeth A. Dauncey  is a plant toxicologist who has worked with Kew Gardens and the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Poison Unit since 1992.

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