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A Field Guide to Venomous Animals & Poisonous Plants of North America North of Mexico (Peterson Field Guides #46)

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'In this century, no one has done more to promote an interest in living creatures than Roger Tory Peterson, the inventor of the modern field guide... His greatest contribution to the preservation of biological diversity has been in getting tens of millions of people outdoors with Peterson Field Guides in their pockets.' -Paul Ehrlich, The Birder's Handbook
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Houghton Mifflin (first published 1994)
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Yael
Nov 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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This book, an exhaustive study of venomous animals and poisonous plants of North America, provides a wealth of photographs as well as b&w pen or pencil studies to go with descriptions of the creatures it discusses. For each organism it gives its common name (e.g., "Puss Moth Caterpillar"), its binomial scientific name (e.g., Megalopyge opercularis), a physical description, its usual habitat and range, and comments describing its method of delivering venom or poison to a foe or prey. Example: ...more
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Mar 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
with four kids and 2 dogs and 2 cats, all of whom have gotten into something at one time or another I've found this book more useful than I really wanted to. But it's a very easy to use guide, and I found it reassuring to see how few animals are really dangerous, how few plants are truly leathal. I've compared it to other sources, and it seems to have all the well-documented plants in it, except maybe some cultivated ones.
Regina Hunter
Not all of them arethere, not the description I was looking for. Most of it is American inhabitants.
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Shelves: plants-gardening
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