Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America Paperback – Mar 18 1995
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"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
About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is top quality in information, details, poisoning symptoms, and content! It is well worth the expense, which is a good amount. The book itself contains, plants, mushrooms, and fungi that could be hazardous to humans and animals alike. The main highlight, by far, is the toxicity section on each of the poisonous plants. The symptoms of ingestion, (contamination) are well described and could easily compell the reader to shudder. The symptoms are specific to every single plant, so that an infected person's life could easily and efficiently be saved. There is also a very helpful insight on treatment of potential poisoning.
The book is so specific, it even tells you the degree of toxicity! Unfortunately, this book is very expensive and going out of print. So, any hardcore naturalist or interested botanist should purchase this online ASAP!
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