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    Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities (Hardback) By (author) Amy Stewart, Illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Illustrated by Jonathan Rosen

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    DescriptionA tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In "Wicked Plants," Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature s most appalling creations. It s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You ll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother). Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.


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    Title
    Wicked Plants
    Subtitle
    The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Stewart, Illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Illustrated by Jonathan Rosen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 235
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781565126831
    ISBN 10: 1565126831
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14270
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    Libri: ENGM5770
    DC21: 581.65
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A62010200
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: NAT026000
    DC22: 581.65, 581.6/5
    LC classification: QK100.A1 S74 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: GIFT7000, PFLA2040
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
    Imprint name
    ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
    Publication date
    01 September 2011