Poisonous Plants & Fungi

An Illustrated Guide

Author: Marion R. Cooper,Anthony W. Johnson,Elizabeth Dauncey

Publisher: Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117028616

Category: Science

Page: 185

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This is a revised edition of the 1988 guide, now including over 300 plants and 100 fungi, and adopting the common name usage of wild plants from the book New Flora of the British Isles (1991). The purpose of this publication is to provide information on plants found in Britain that are known to have adverse effects on people or animals, either here or abroad. It is intended as a layman's guide, but is also a reference tool for doctors, veterinarians and farmers.

The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

Author: Nancy J. Turner,Patrick von Aderkas

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469145X

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly. The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and houseplants. Each plant entry includes a clear photograph to aid the task of identification, a description of the plant, notes on where they commonly occur, and a description of their toxic properties. Plants are listed by common name to assist the non-specialist.

The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

Author: Nancy J. Turner,Patrick von Aderkas

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469145X

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly. The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms is a comprehensive, easy-to-use handbook. The book is split into four main categories: mushrooms, wild plants, ornamental and crop plants, and houseplants. Each plant entry includes a clear photograph to aid the task of identification, a description of the plant, notes on where they commonly occur, and a description of their toxic properties. Plants are listed by common name to assist the non-specialist.

Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants

Author: Lewis S. Nelson,Richard D. Shih,Michael J. Balick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387338170

Category: Science

Page: 340

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The second edition of this book is created to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It lists common plants that might lead to the development of the symptom complex and describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, additional clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics for each presentation. It has methodically enhanced the previous edition’s botanical rigor with insights from both pharmacognosy and clinical medicine to make it a truly comprehensive source for anyone who has an interest in plants.

Australia's Poisonous Plants, Fungi and Cyanobacteria

A Guide to Species of Medical and Veterinary Importance

Author: Ross McKenzie

Publisher: Csiro

ISBN: 9780643092679

Category: Medical

Page: 950

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This book is the first full-colour, comprehensive guide to the major natural threats to health in Australia affecting domestic and native animals and humans. The overriding aim of the book is to prevent poisoning, as there are few effective treatments available, particularly in domestic animals.

Poisonous Plants

A Guide for Parents & Childcare Providers

Author: Elizabeth A. Dauncey

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

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This accessible guidebook is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Medical Toxicology Information Services at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London. Helpful descriptions and more than 230 photographs will assist you in identifying 130 of the most poisonous plants likely to be encountered as pot plants, in flower beds and vegetable plots, and in more natural environments. The toxins contained in each plant (especially in plant parts that are attractive to children) and the likely symptoms should they be inadvertently touched or eaten are explained. Poisonous Plants provides crucial information for anyone caring for children, and for educators, medics, sellers of plants and flowers, gardeners and those responsible for plants in public places. It will enable you to assess the potential risks posed to children by toxic plants and provides ideas for designing and planting a safe environment.

Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World

Author: Ian R. Hall,Steven L. Stephenson,Peter K. Buchanan,Wang Yun,Anthony L. J. Cole

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604692471

Category: Nature

Page: 372

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A well-rounded look at mushrooms, including their cultivation, ethnobotanical uses, and the fascinating roles they play in nature. Included is expert advice on how to identify and distinguish between edible and harmful wild mushrooms.

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Author: Jonathan P. Wyatt,Robin N. Illingworth,Colin A. Graham,Kerstin Hogg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199589569

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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This handbook provides practical, accessible guidelines on a huge range of situations that present to the emergency department. Deliberately precise and prescriptive, it gives up-to-date step-by-step advice on presentation, investigation, diagnosis, emergency treatment and further referral for adult and paediatric patients.

Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northeast

Author: Charles L. Fergus

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726412

Category: Nature

Page: 90

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An in-the-field identification guide to more than 40 common mushrooms of the northeast, including detailed descriptions of what to look for and what to avoid. 70 illustrations.

Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushroom Field Guide

Author: Gary P. Menser

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 157951202X

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushrooms Field Guide tells how to find wild mushrooms in America. It is a hip-pocket field guide that presents 24 hallucinogenic mushrooms that grow in the USA and 8 poisonous species that they are confused with. A reliable reference for beginners, the Field Guide opens up the world of mycology in a clear and precise way. A compact course in mycology as well as a handy tool for the professional. Features: How to collect, identify and dry, useful keys and charts, Chemical qualities, genus and species information, over 30 color photos and 50 line drawings, taxonomy, and glossaries: Latin terms, macroscopic and microscopic characteristics.

Poisonous Plants

A Handbook for Doctors, Pharmacists, Toxicologists, Biologists and Veterinarians

Author: Dietrich Frohne,Hans Jürgen Pfänder

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 469

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"The first edition of Poisonous Plants was extremely well received, praised for its combination of wide coverage, ease of use and superb color illustrations. The second edition is a complete revision and contains over 50% additional text and illustrative material, with special attention to North America. The new edition of this practical reference work will be valued by a wide range of professional groups for many years to come."--BOOK JACKET.

Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America

A Field-to-kitchen Guide

Author: David W. Fischer,Alan E. Bessette

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292792484

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

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Unusual shapes and colors make many mushrooms alluring to the eye, while the exotic flavors and textures of edible mushrooms are a gourmet delicacy for the palate. Yet many people never venture beyond the supermarket offerings, fearing that all other mushrooms are poisonous. With amateur mushroom hunters especially in mind, David Fischer and Alan Bessette have prepared Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America. This field guide presents more than 100 species of the most delicious mushrooms, along with detailed information on how to find, gather, store, and prepare them for the table. More than 70 savory recipes, ranging from soups and salads to casseroles, canapes, quiches, and even a dessert, are included. Throughout, the authors constantly emphasize the need for correct identification of species for safe eating. Each species is described in detailed, nontechnical language, accompanied by a list of key identifying characteristics that reliably rule out all but the target species. Superb color photographs also aid in identification. Poisonous "lookalikes" are described and illustrated, and the authors also assess the risks of allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to edible species and the possibilities of chemical or bacterial contamination.

Phytomedicines, Herbal Drugs, and Poisons

Author: Ben-Erik van Wyk,Michael Wink

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022620507X

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Plants have been used to treat disease throughout human history. On a clay slab that dates back approximately five thousand years, the Sumerians recorded medicinal recipes that made use of hundreds of plants, including poppy, henbane, and mandrake. During the Middle Ages, monks commonly grew and prescribed plants such as sage, anise, and mint in their monasteries. And as the market for herbal remedies and natural medicine grows, we continue to search the globe for plants and plant compounds to combat our various ailments. In Phytomedicines, Herbal Drugs, and Poisons, Ben-Erik van Wyk offers a richly illustrated, scientific guide to medicinal and poisonous plants, including those used for their mind-altering effects. Van Wyk covers approximately 350 species—from Aloe vera and Ephedra sinica to Cannabis sativa and Coffea arabica—detailing their botanical, geographical, pharmacological, and toxicological data as well as the chemical structures of the active compounds in each. Readers learn, for example, that Acacia senegal, or gum acacia, is used primarily in Sudan and Ethiopia as a topical ointment to protect the skin and mucosa from bacterial and fungal infections, and that Aconitum napellus, more commonly known as aconite, is used in cough syrups but can be psychedelic when smoked or absorbed through the skin. With 350 full-color photographs featuring the plants and some of their derivative products, Phytomedicines, Herbal Drugs, and Poisons will be an invaluable reference not only for those in the health care field but also for those growing their own medicinal herb gardens, as well as anyone who needs a quick answer to whether a plant is a panacea or a poison.

Horse Owner's Field Guide to Toxic Plants

Author: Sandra M. Burger

Publisher: Breakthrough Publications

ISBN: 9780914327622

Category: Nature

Page: 230

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Features full-color photographs, detailed drawings, and invaluable, up-to-date information on plants both proven and suspected in horse poisonings.

Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Author: Chris Johnson,Sarah Anderson,Jon Dallimore,Shane Winser,David A. Warrell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191024376

Category: Medical

Page: 748

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Written by experienced expeditioners, the handbook is organized in to eight main sections and includes information on fieldcraft, diagnosis and treatment of medical problems encountered during an expedition (divided anatomically), environmental hazards, crisis management and issues to be dealt with after returning home. It also covers basic information about how to plan for an expedition, how to keep the expedition members healthy, how to diagnose and manage their medical problems in remote environments and provide brief summaries of medical problems peculiar to different expedition environments. This pocket-sized book contains all you need to know to minimise health risks, to protect your health and to deal with unexpected medical problems while you are travelling in remote, wilderness areas of the world.

Ten Thousand Poisonous Plants in the World

Author: Paul Rockett

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 1410968782

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Find out all about plants, including the many different types and species, photosynthesis, flowers, pollination and seeds, how plants grow and how we depend on plants for food and many other products. Discover some amazing facts, from the tallest tree to the most poisonous seeds."--Provided by publisher.