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Poisons in Our Path: Plants That Harm and Heal

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Learn about the healing and the harmful potential of plants we encounter every day in this exquisitely illustrated book. Mrs. Dowden captures the poisons, magic, and medicines in our gardens and countrysides with glorious full-color paintings and precise black-and-white drawings, as well as a clear and engaging text.
Hardcover, 61 pages
Published June 1st 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Joanne
May 21, 2013 Joanne rated it really liked it
It's a great little read, with illustrations. I enjoyed the history, which surprised me, actually- I was thinking it would be more among the lines of a reference book.

The fact that the author made a point of using the Latin names of plants to be precise (we are talking about poisons, after all) while still listing the common names to help people identify what they may know them as scored very high points with me.

My only complaint is that I wish it was ten times as long. Truly, that's what would
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I really enjoyed this one. :)
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Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden, a renowned and popular botanical artist whose subjects ranged from the flowers found in Shakespeare to the weeds found in New York City, was the author of more than 20 books.
She worked mainly in watercolor, producing elegantly detailed images of flowers, insects, herbs and birds.
Two of her books won awards from the American Library Association. Her work was also shown in
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