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Plants that kill : a natural history of the world's most poisonous plants / Elizabeth A. Dauncey and Sonny Larsson.

Dauncey, Elizabeth A., (author.). Larsson, Sonny, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780691178769
  • ISBN: 0691178763
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2018.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (page 219) and index.
Contents: Why some plants are toxic -- Targets in the body -- Matters of the heart -- Breaking the brain -- More than a weakness of the knees -- Starting as an irritation -- Guts without the glory -- Organ failure -- Cell poisons -- Turning foes into friends.
Summary, etc.: This richly illustrated book provides an in-depth natural history of the most poisonous plants on earth, covering everything from the lethal effects of hemlock and deadly nightshade to the uses of such plants in medicine, ritual, chemical warfare.
Subject: Poisonous plants.
Poisonous plants > History.
Plants, Toxic.

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