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In Praise of Poison Ivy: The Secret Virtues, Astonishing History, and Dangerous Lore of the World's Most Hated Plant

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By: Anita Sanchez(Author)

208 pages, 16 plates with 24 colour photos and colour & b/w illustrations

Taylor Trade Publishing

Hardback | Jan 2017 | #228329 | ISBN-13: 9781630761318
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For centuries, poison ivy has bedeviled, inconvenienced, and downright tortured the human race. In Praise of Poison Ivy explores the question of why this plant is apparently on a mission to give us humans grief, from itchy ankles to life-threatening medical emergencies. In Praise of Poison Ivy also examines why poison ivy targets humans, but no other species, and explains the mystery of why a privileged few are immune to its itchy consequences.

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Anita Sanchez is a professional environmental educator with over twenty-five years of experience at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. As a science writer, she is fascinated by plants no one loves – like poison ivy. Her website on under-appreciated plants has a lively and growing readership.

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