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The big, bad book of botany

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The big, bad book of botany
Title
The big, bad book of botany
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Big, Bad Book of Botany introduces a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants. Some are so rare, they were once more valuable than gold. Some found in ancient mythology hold magical abilities, including the power to turn a person to stone. Others have been used by assassins to kill kings, and sorcerers to revive the dead. Here, too, is vegetation with astonishing properties to cure and heal, many of which have long since been lost with the advent of modern medicine. Organized alphabetically, The Big, Bad Book of Botany combines the latest in biological information with bizarre facts about the plant kingdom's oddest members, including a species that is more poisonous than a cobra and a prehistoric plant that actually 'walked.' Largo takes you through the history of vegetables and fruits and their astonishing agricultural evolution. Throughout, he reveals a astonishing facts, from where the world's first tree grew to whether plants are telepathic. Featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, The Big, Bad Book of Botany is a fascinating, fun A-to-Z encyclopedia for all ages that will transform the way we look at the natural world
Cataloging source
ij
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1954-
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Largo, Michael
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Botany
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Plants
Target audience
adult
Label
The big, bad book of botany
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The world's most fascinating flora"--Cover
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 398 p.
Isbn
9780062282750
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
214908
Label
The big, bad book of botany
Publication
Note
"The world's most fascinating flora"--Cover
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 398 p.
Isbn
9780062282750
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
214908

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