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Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants

By: Lewis S Nelson, Richard D Shih and Michael J Balick

339 pages, 268 illus., 232 in colour


Paperback | Jan 2007 | Edition: 2 | #159603 | ISBN-13: 9780387312682
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Plant poisoning is an important problem in the United States, and exposures to plants accounts for approximately 10% of the annual calls to the nation's Poison Control Centers. The New York Botanical Garden Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants discusses the interaction of humans with potentially poisonous plants that are found in either the home or garden.


Disclaimer V.- Acknowledgments.- Foreword by Lewis R. Goldfrank.- Introduction by Andrew Weil.- Authors? Note.- Section 1. Botanical Nomenclature and Botanical Glossary of Terms.- Botanical Nomenclature.- Glossary of Botanical Terms.- Section 2. Poisons, Poisoning Syndromes, and Their Clinical Management.- Section 3. Plant-Induced Dermatitis (Phytodermatitis).- Section 4. Gastrointestinal Decontamination.- Section 5. Individual Plants.- Photographers? Credits.- Index.

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