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

Label
The big, bad book of botany
Title
The big, bad book of botany
Statement of responsibility
Michael Largo ; illustrations by Margie Bauer ... [et al]
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"David Attenborough meets Lemony Snicket in The Big Bad Book of Botany, Michael Largo's entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world's most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. 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."--from publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
580
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QK7
LC item number
.L25 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The big, bad book of botany, Michael Largo ; illustrations by Margie Bauer ... [et al]
Label
The big, bad book of botany, Michael Largo ; illustrations by Margie Bauer ... [et al]
Copyright
Note
"The world's most fascinating flora"--Cover
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-398)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn857966935
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 398 pages
Isbn
9780062282750
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780062282750
  • (OCoLC)857966935

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