Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities (Compact Disc)

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

By Amy Stewart, Coleen Marlo (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, 9781452602844

Publication Date: June 15, 2011

June 2009 Indie Next List

“Master gardener and historian Amy Stewart sheds sunlight on the darkest, deadliest (but seemingly innocuous) flora around the world. You never know what might be growing in your neighbor's yard!”
— Emily Stavrou, Schuler Books & Music, Grand Rapids, MI
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Description

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, bestselling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred 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.


About the Author

Amy Stewart is the bestselling author of several books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including "From the Ground Up," "The Earth Moved," "Flower Confidential," "Wicked Plants," and "Wicked Bugs."

"AudioFile" Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo has been nominated three times for an Audie Award, winning for "Snakewoman of Little Egypt" by Robert Hellenga. She has also been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from "Publishers Weekly," and "Publishers Weekly" named Coleen Audiobook Reader of the Year for 2010.


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

"Culling legend and citing science, Stewart's fact-filled, AZ compendium of nature's worst offenders offers practical and tantalizing composite views of toxic, irritating, prickly, and all-around ill-mannered plants." ---Booklist

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