The first edition was widely praised for its wide coverage, ease of use and superb illustrations. The second edition has been greatly expanded, with special attention to North America. Covers biology, distribution, poison symptoms and treatment.
From the publisher's announcement:
Complete revision of the first edition containing additional text and illustrative material. This book comprehensively identifies potentially dangerous plants, their level of toxicity, symptoms of poisoning and suggested treatment. References have been brought up-to-date and there is a new glossary of botanical terms. Illustrations range from actual size colour and black/white photos to enlarged representations of microscopically recognisable features in fruits and leaves. The new edition will prove a valuable reference for a wide range of professional groups, for many years to come.
1. Problems arising from poisoning by plants 2. Toxicologically significant plant constituents 3. The most important plants with alleged or actual toxic properties 4. Selected plants of veterinary importance 5. Berry-like fruits - a tabular synopsis 6. Compilation of leaf characters 7. Bibliographical references 8. Glossary of botanical terms Index
Beautifully presented ... structural formulae abound and there is a clearly marked section on treatment of poisoning for each plant ... a pleasure to review. Nature "Apart from its scientific authority and usefulness, it is entertaining reading for anyone interested in plants, gardening or with a desire to learn about the unusual." Growth