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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: 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.

About 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).

Praise For…

"The only handbook you'll ever need—definitely a paperback to take along on camping trips." —Buffalo Spree Magazine

"Contains both quick and easy identification entries as well as in-depth scientific coverage and clear photographs. . . . An invaluable resource for families, health care professionals, and outdoor adventurers." —Houston Lifestyles and Homes
Product Details
ISBN: 9780881929294
ISBN-10: 0881929298
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: April 29th, 2009
Pages: 376
Language: English