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Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America Paperback – Mar 18 1995

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press; New edition edition (March 18 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881923125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881923124
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2 x 15.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 676 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,375,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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Common Poisonous Plants by Dr. Nancy Turner is the top of the line field guide to deadly botanical beauties you could come across while exploring the great outdoors.
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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Dr. Turners books are without a doubt unparalleled regarding her ability to use the trust she has cultivated with the indigenous peoples of the PNW. This gives her an entirely unique and very interesting look at hows plant were used by the native populations of this and surrounding areas. The people who would find her writing fascinating would cut across many disciplines from of course not only botany but anthropology, archaeology, paleontology; perhaps even modern "new-age" religious seekers. Having said that though, I dearly wish she would quit deviating in to the field of mycology. I'm not exactly sure where she gets her info from, but I suspect that working under the auspices of the BC Provincial Museum, that she has elected to defer to the often antiquated mycological texts from the among the ranks of those in the possesion of professors in the back rooms of the museum that are gathering as much dust as are the books that they in turn rely upon for ID'ing the fungi.
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Dr. Turners books are without a doubt unparalleled regarding her ability to use the trust she has cultivated with the indigenous peoples of the PNW. This gives her an entirely unique and very interesting look at hows plant were used by the native populations of this and surrounding areas. The people who would find her writing fascinating would cut across many disciplines from of course not only botany but anthropology, archaeology, paleontology; perhaps even modern "new-age" religious seekers. Having said that though, I dearly wish she would quit deviating in to the field of mycology. I'm not exactly sure where she gets her info from, but I suspect that working under the auspices of the BC Provincial Museum, that she has elected to defer to the often antiquated mycological texts from the among the ranks of those in the possesion of professors in the back rooms of the museum that are gathering as much dust as are the books that they in turn rely upon for ID'ing the fungi.
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This is a beautiful book, both in the quality of the photos and the depth and readability of the information within. Perhaps its greatest strength is that it covers both native plant species and cultivated garden plants. This book is enough to convince any parent of the wisdom of edible plant gardening, and to shy away from the deadly, flashy ornamentals.
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good and easy to use
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