Poisonous plants : a cultural and social history / Robert Bevan-Jones.
Robert Bevan-Jones brings together a wealth of documentary and archaeo-botanical sources to discuss the cultural, social (and anti-social) role of the 50 most significant species of poisonous plants and fungi found in Britain, either as natives or as introductions.
- ISBN: 9781905119219 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 1905119216 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: xiv, 200 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
- Publisher: Oxford : Windgather Press ; c2009.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Pt. I. Concise History of Poisonous Plants in Britain and Europe -- Pt. II. A-Z of Poisonous Plants. Aconite, Monkshood, Wolfsbane, Bindweeds, Box, Bracken, Bryony (Black), Bryony (White), Castor oil plant, Coca shrub, Comfrey, Daffodil, Dog's mercury, Foxglove, Hellebores, Hemlock, Hemp, Henbane, Holly, Horsetails: Great horsetails, Field horsetails, Irises, Ivy, Lilly of the valley, Lords and ladies, cuckoopint, Mandrake, Mistletoe, Nightshades, Poppies, Privet-English and Japanese, Ragwort, Spindle, Spurge laurel, Strychnos shrub, Thornapple, Tobacco, Wood anemone, Wormwood, Yew -- Pt. III. Mushrooms, Toadstools and Other Fungi. Fly agaric, Liberty cap, Death cap, Ergot -- Appendix I. Table of poisonous plants mentioned in early European texts -- Appendix II. Table of poisonous plants not listed in the main A-Z section -- Appendix III. Research tools -- Glossary -- References -- Select biography -- Index.
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