Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
Publish date: June 15th 2011
Publisher: Tantor Media
Edition language: English
, Natural History
I don't have much to say about this one, other than that it doesn't really work as an audiobook. The physical book is very twee, and might be enjoyable for its illustrations and quaint design: But to listen to, it's pretty tedious. The narrator rattles off scientific names, dimensions, locati...
Really interesting book, full of surprising and sometimes nasty tidbits about plants you might have in your garden.
It's a list with descriptions of poisonous plants around the world with a few stories strawn in for good measure. There are drawings of some of the plants. I had to deduct one star because there are no color photos.
Very informative. I learned quite a bit and new knowledge is always welcome. I would have given four stars but some of the art work seemed detrimental to the overall work.
I found this kind of repetitive and... well, frankly, a little boring. I wanted more stories about real people, on the order of the Lincoln's mom story. There were lots of little informative bits, but not as many anecdotes as I thought I'd be getting. I was also a little skeptical of some of the inf...