Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities

Amy Stewart (Author) Jonathon Rosen (Drawings by)
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Description

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. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations. It's an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You'll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother).

Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.

Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
May 01, 2009
Pages
235
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.8 X 7.25 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781565126831

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About the Author

Amy Stewart is The New York Times best-selling author of the Kopp Sisters series, which are based on the true story of one of America's first female deputy sheriffs and her two rambunctious sisters. The books are in development with Elizabeth Banks' production company, Brownstone, for a television series. Her popular nonfiction titles include The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential. Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide and have been translated into 17 languages.
Jonathon Rosen is a painter, illustrator, animator, and faculty member of the MFA Visual Narrative and Illustration/Cartooning departments at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Briony Morrow-Cribbs studied studied art at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, and currently lives in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she owns and operates Twin Vixen Press.