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The Big Bad Book Of Botany

Author : Michael Largo
ISBN : 9780062282767
Genre : Nature
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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 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.

Ninja Plants

Author : Wiley Blevins
ISBN : 9781512439144
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
File Size : 53. 75 MB
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What can communicate but has no mouth, and can attack but has no hands? A plant! You might love the beauty and fragrance of flowers, but plants are far more complex than meets the eye. Some plants have ways of luring insects for pollination. Others mimic the look of the female insects whose male counterparts they want to attract. The Venus flytrap eats insects and other small animals for extra nourishment. You might see some of these ninja plants—with their sneaky and deceitful ways—in your own backyard. These plants might even be sitting on a windowsill in your home. This fascinating world of ninja plants is waiting to be discovered.

Poke A Stick At It

Author : Connie Cronley
ISBN : 9780806156248
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 39. 39 MB
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Open this book and who knows what will pop out: the story of a gangland funeral, a status report on an ex-husband, a meditation on cats and gardens, a feuilleton about Native American fry bread, or a thoughtful musing on old women and books. Welcome to the delightfully irreverent world of Connie Cronley, essayist, radio commentator, and native Oklahoman. In this collection of true stories, Cronley pokes fun at everything—including herself—as she delights in the world around her. With her trademark down-home humor, Cronley takes on a range of subjects as broad as the Oklahoma prairies. No subject is off-limits as the author casts her curious eye on vampire literature, gay insects, air-dried laundry, Emily Post etiquette, and impossible dogs. As she says, “It’s a big world and there’s a lot to know.” Poke a Stick at It is also a love letter to the glories of the English language. Even as Cronley fusses around her garden or snoozes on the couch with her cat Muriel, she always has a stack of books within easy reach. Her eclectic passion for reading, embracing the lowbrow and the highbrow, the epic romance Gone with the Wind and the poems of Emily Dickinson, is both infectious and inspiring. Often compared to authors Annie Dillard, Phyllis McGinley, Robert Benchley, and Mark Twain, Connie Cronley is a Southwest original, a writer who infuses her stories with joy, humor, beauty—and plenty of spice.

The Art And Science Of Poisons

Author : Olen R. Brown
ISBN : 9781681086972
Genre : Science
File Size : 61. 78 MB
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Poisons, due to their lethal nature, invoke a sense of fear in humans. Yet, they have also impacted other aspects of human life. Poisons have been used by nomadic hunters to kill their prey, by scientists to explore complex biochemical mechanisms of the body, by physicians to lower cholesterol and to kill cancer cells, by farmers and the general public to destroy pests, by the evil minded for homicide, and by tyrants as weapons of war. The Art and Science of Poisons presents two facets of poisons: the science behind them and their place in history and art. The science of poisons describes their biochemistry and how they kill. The science story voyages into the sub-microscopic world of atoms, molecules, and cells. Only there can we see the true miracles and mysteries of life and death. Chapters in the book explore poisons from snakes, spiders, scorpions, sea creatures, as well as poisons made by humans in the laboratory, and those which are derived from beautiful plants. The art of poisons, on the other hand, encompasses everything else about these agents that conjures up the image of the skull and crossbones. This side of the story explores the legends and tales of intrigue and surreptitious deaths of well-known personalities such as Socrates, Cleopatra, Hitler, and many more. General readers with a curiosity about science and an interest in history and human nature will enjoy both facets presented in this brief, yet varied exploration into the world of poisons.

Exploring Killer Plants With Math

Author : Robyn Hardyman
ISBN : 9781499431315
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 23. 80 MB
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The plant kingdom isn’t all sunshine and daisies – some plants pack a punch with poison, stingers, sap, and other dangerous qualities! This thrilling volume will introduce readers to a wide variety of Earth’s weirdest and deadliest plants while incorporating fun math questions. Quiz bubbles make the math feel like a game, and a handy answer key at the back of the book allows readers to check their progress, encouraging an independent learning experience. Fact boxes teeming with cool information and vivid photographs will further captivate readers in this fun, cross-curricular text.

Class Book Of Botany

Author : alphonso wood
ISBN : UOMDLP:ajp2886:0001.001
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A College Text Book Of Botany

Author : George Francis Atkinson
ISBN : CORNELL:31924000422760
Genre : Botany
File Size : 46. 33 MB
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A Text Book Of Botany

Author : Eduard Strasburger
ISBN : HARVARD:32044103118782
Genre : Botany
File Size : 83. 15 MB
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Morphology; Physiology; Special botany; Phanerogamia.

An Introduction To Botany

Author : John Lindley
ISBN : OXFORD:600020234
Genre : Botany
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Bad Land

Author : Jonathan Raban
ISBN : 9780307798442
Genre : History
File Size : 32. 23 MB
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Seduced by the government's offer of 320 acres per homesteader, Americans and Europeans rushed to Montana and the Dakotas to fulfill their own American dream in the first decade of this century. Raban's stunning evocation of the harrowing, desperate reality behind the homesteader's dream strips away the myth--while preserving the romance--that has shrouded our understanding of our own heartland.

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