"I found the information presented about the plants to be comfortably comprehensive."Diana Pederson, Grandiflora, September 2002
"It is a book that can prove its usefulness over and over again." Lynette Walther, Neighbors, December 15, 1999
"This book is clearly written, avoiding both botanical and medical technical terms. It is a handy reference to poisonous plants found in homes and buildings, gardens, urban areas, and in the wild throughout North America."Mary Ellen Lloyd, Gardener for the Prairies, January 1995
Adam Szczawinski was fondly known as “the mushroom man” to the thousands of people who flocked to the BC Provincial Museum for mushroom identifications in the years when he was Provincial Botanist, from 1955 to 1975. A vibrant and colourful man, he can truly be characterized as “a mover and shaker” in the world of botany and in the protection of British Columbia’s ecosystems
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. She resides in Victoria, BC.