Poisonous Plants: A Cultural and Social History

Poisonous Plants: A Cultural and Social History


By (author) Robert Bevan-Jones


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  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 246mm x 16mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Macclesfield
  • ISBN 10: 1905119216
  • ISBN 13: 9781905119219
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout.
  • Sales rank: 776,239

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Robert Bevan-Jones brings together a wealth of documentary and archaeo-botanical sources to discuss the cultural, social (and anti-social) role of the 50 most significant species of poisonous plants and fungi found in Britain, either as natives or as introductions.

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Students of ecology, gardeners, and those interested in botany will find this a fascinating, yet scholarly study of poisonous plants in the social history of Britain and Western Europe.'--Marilyn K. Alaimo"Current Books on Gardening and Botany, Chicago Botanic Garden" (01/01/0001)