From wholesome to deadly
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13.6 x 21.0 cm
A MIND-EXPANDING JOURNEY THROUGH THE FORGOTTEN WORLD OF POISONOUS PLANTS
Survival artists, murder weapons, life-givers
Poisonous plants are alchemists. From sunlight, soil and water alone, they create nerve toxins, medicinal substances and hallucinogens. Their history is both many-faceted and exciting and tells of murder, intoxication, brilliant minds and scientific errors. In this book, author Jan Grossarth takes us on a journey through time, presenting the most important poisonous plants, describing mysterious deaths and offering tips on creating your own poison garden. And finally, he ventures a look ahead, as he is convinced that plant toxins are going to revolutionise agriculture and medicine – and safeguard our future.