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The big, bad book of botany / Michael Largo ; illustrations by Margie Bauer ... [and others].

Largo, Michael, 1954- (Author). Bauer, Margie. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 580 L388 (Text) 79361000088873 Adult Nonfiction - Science Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 580 L322 (Text) 76383000427503 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 580 Largo (Text) 31208911559310 non-fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 580 LARGO (Text) 33946002909013 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062282750
  • ISBN: 0062282751
  • Physical Description: xv, 398 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The world's most fascinating flora"--cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [395]-398) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"David Attenborough meets Lemony Snicket in The Big Bad Book of Botany, Michael Largo's entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world's most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. The Big, Bad Book of Botany introduces a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants. Some are so rare, they were once more valuable than gold. Some found in ancient mythology hold magical abilities, including the power to turn a person to stone. Others have been used by assassins to kill kings, and sorcerers to revive the dead. Here, too, is vegetation with astonishing properties to cure and heal, many of which have long since been lost with the advent of modern medicine. Organized alphabetically, The Big, Bad Book of Botany combines the latest in biological information with bizarre facts about the plant kingdom's oddest members, including a species that is more poisonous than a cobra and a prehistoric plant that actually 'walked.' Largo takes you through the history of vegetables and fruits and their astonishing agricultural evolution. Throughout, he reveals a astonishing facts, from where the world's first tree grew to whether plants are telepathic. Featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, The Big, Bad Book of Botany is a fascinating, fun A-to-Z encyclopedia for all ages that will transform the way we look at the natural world."--from publisher's description.
Subject: Botany > Encyclopedias.
Plants > Encyclopedias.
Botany > Miscellanea.
Plants > Miscellanea.

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