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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Stewart Narrator: Coleen Marlo Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A 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. Amy Stewart, best-selling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over 200 of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

Stewart renders a vivid portrait of evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, enlighten, and alarm even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 2/17/2014

    " Well-presented, and held my attention, though slightly repetitious; hearing about plants that are ruining whole ecosystems (kudzu, etc.) proved somewhat of a downer for me. That having been said, I'm looking forward to reading Sullivan's how-to/memoir: From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katelyn | 1/31/2014

    " This book was fascinating, entertaining, and informative. I had no idea that some of the plants in this book were dangerous. I now will be looking at other books on plants to see if I can build on this knowledge. For people who hike or have pets or just like to garden this book is a good first step determining plants that you may not wish to plant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Autumn | 1/30/2014

    " In case anyone sought natural causes of death based on herbal remedies, this is the book for you. A fascinating history regarding various herbs and how they have killed people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lydia Aswolf | 1/26/2014

    " This is the second book of Ms. Stewart's I've read, and they are absolutely breathtaking in their detail...and alarming, too. Great stuff. Off to see what else this author has for me to devour! "

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