The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

by Nancy J. Turner, Patrick von Aderkas
     
 

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If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly.

The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories:

Overview

If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly.

The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental
and crop plants, and houseplants. Each plant entry includes a clear photograph to aid the task of identification, a description of the plant, notes on where they commonly occur, and a description of their toxic properties. Plants are listed by common name to assist the non-specialist.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A more accurate title might be The toxicity of common plants..., because the thoroughness of the coverage gives the impression that every yard, house, garden, and forest plant has some part that is known or suspected to be at least mildly toxic. A guide for parents, outdoorspeople, and healthcare workers to protecting young children. Includes beautiful color photographs and guides for quick identification of the plant or mushroom, a summary of its toxicity, suggestions for treatment, and additional notes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Buffalo Spree
“This is the only handbook you’ll ever need—definitely a paperback to take along on camping trips.”

— Elizabeth Licata

Choice
“This work substantially enlarges and updates the excellent award wining Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America … The information is detailed and accurate.”
Buffalo Spree - Elizabeth Licata

“This is the only handbook you’ll ever need—definitely a paperback to take along on camping trips.”
From the Publisher

“This work substantially enlarges and updates the excellent award wining Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America … The information is detailed and accurate.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604691450
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
916,288
File size:
17 MB
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Meet the Author

Nancy J. Turner is an ethnobotanist and distinguished professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She is also a research associate with the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Patrick von Aderkas is a professor in the biology department of the University of Victoria. He has degrees in botany from the University of Guelph and Manchester. His career reflects a broad interest in experimental embryogenesis of ferns and gymnosperms, including hormone physiology, molecular biology, and proteomics (the large-scale study of proteins).

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