By: Anita Sanchez (Author)
208 pages, 24 colour illustrations
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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