by Lewis S. Nelson, Richard D. Shih, and Michael J. Balick
A useful, portable guidebook to the toxic plants we encounter everywhere, both in the home and outdoors. Co-published by The New York Botanical Garden Press, the handbook is a must-have for gardeners, parents of small children, pet owners, naturalists, physicians, nurses, veterinarians-- and all plant enthusiasts.
The authors of this completely revised edition (first published by the American Medical Association in 1985) include the Garden's own Michael Balick, a recognized authority on toxic plants. Filled with full-color photographs and illustrations that highlight distinguishing characteristics, the book contains vital information on hundreds of poisonous plants, including common names, descriptions, species distribution, and the toxic part of each plant. It also provides the latest medical information on symptoms and their management, along with an easy-to-use glossary of botanical terms.
Paperback 358 pages, illustrations throughout 8'' x 5'' Springer; 2nd ed., 2006 Corr. 2nd ed., 2007 ISBN 0387312684