A Cultural and Social History: Poisonous PlantsPaperback
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- Publisher: WINDGATHER PRESS
- 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: 713,223
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)