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Author Largo, Michael, 1954- author.

Title The big, bad book of botany / Michael Largo ; illustrations by Margie Bauer ... [et al].

Imprint New York, NY : William Morrow, c2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    580 LAR    Staff Reported Missing
Edition 1st ed.
Description 398 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Note "The world's most fascinating flora"--cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-398) and index.
Summary "What happens when you give a plant a polygraph test? Can a flower really turn a human into a zombie? What gives the gingko tree its stink? The Big, Bad Book of Botany holds the incredible answers to all of these questions and more. From absinthe to zubrowka (a popular ingredient in Polish vodkas), Michael Largo takes you through the historical and agricultural evolution of hundreds of plant species, revealing astonishing facts along the way. You'll be introduced to magic mushrooms, superfoods, and toxic teas. You'll learn about plants so valuable they have started international wars, so evolved they can trick animals into helping them survive, and so deadly a single taste of one will kill you"--Back cover.
Subject Botany -- Encyclopedias.
Plants -- Encyclopedias.
Botany -- Miscellanea.
Plants -- Miscellanea.
Added Author Bauer, Margie.
ISBN 9780062282750 (pbk.)
0062282751 (pbk.)

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