Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

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Learn the history of some of the worlds most dangerous plants from this spellbinding and beautiful hardcover book.

Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

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Overview

Learn the history of some of the worlds most dangerous plants from this spellbinding and beautiful hardcover book.

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Wicked Plants

The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

Published in the USA by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill & Workman Publishing

Written By Amy Stewart

Learn the history of some of the worlds most dangerous plants from this spellbinding and beautiful hardcover book.You will meet the 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 drawingsby Briony Morrow-Cribbs and Jonathon Rosen 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.

 

  • Hardcover, 236 pages.
  • Approx Size: 5.75 x 7.25 inches.

 

 

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SKU

WPC72683

Weight

1.0 lb

Country of Origin

US

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