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.

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

View: 6427


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.

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

View: 5254


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.

Poisonous Plants

A Guide for Parents & Childcare Providers

Author: Elizabeth A. Dauncey

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

View: 800


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.

Common Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the Northeast

Author: Charles Fergus

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726412

Category: Nature

Page: 90

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The northeastern United States is home to an enormous variety of mushrooms - some delicious, some deadly. This handy in-the-field guide offers identification information for some 50 mushrooms that mushroom hunters are most likely to encounter in the wild: Parasol Mushroom, Delicious Lactarius, Sulphur Shelf, Giant Puffball. It also features detailed photos illustrating the characteristics to look for when identifying mushrooms and natural history information - where they grow, when they appear, and the various forms they take. This handy identification guide features the "foolproof five" and includes a useful identification flowchart.

Poisonous Plants

A Cultural and Social History

Author: Robert Bevan-Jones

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 1909686220

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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The botanical history of Britain and North West Europe has a dark and a light side. Plants have been used as weapons to harm people, taken deliberately as addictive drugs and also employed as tools in witchcraft and used as magical amulets. Yet many of these same plants have been medicinally vital to numerous European communities; as the author notes, frequently the only difference between a benevolent medicine and a poison is dosage. In this book, which is richly illustrated with modern colour photographs and illustrations from herbals, Robert Bevan-Jones brings together a wealth of documentary and archaeo-botanical sources to discuss the cultural, social (and anti-social) role of the fifty most significant species of poisonous plants and fungi found in Britain, either as natives or as introductions. An introductory essay puts into context the development of British society's knowledge of toxic plants: the 'cultural botany' applied in Britain today has evolved over thousands of years, absorbing information from European texts and importing useful plants from Europe, such as the mandrake. The book's central A to Z section - from aconite to yew - then informs the reader about the history and uses of 43 species of poisonous plants, especially those that have a documented history of medicinal usage. Four important fungi species - death cap, liberty cap, fly agaric and ergot - also have separate essays. As well as the plants' histories and appearance, their chemical constituents receive coverage; these give them powerful and diverse properties, which demand our admiration and respect. The book aims to add to the knowledge offered by field identification guides, and help reduce the risk associated with accidental ingestion. Case histories are given in as much detail as possible and the information will hopefully help the reader understand the properties of plants they may encounter, either in an archaeological, botanical or horticultural context. Most of these plants can yet be found growing in woodlands, parks, botanical gardens, roadsides, waterways, churchyards and abbey sites. This is an essential book not only for botanists and historical ecologists, but also for anyone interested in the toxic plant traditions of Britain and Europe.

A Visual Guide to Plants, Algae, and Fungi

Author: Sol90 Editorial Staff

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508182418

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 3409


This colorful and stimulating volume will enthrall readers with its incredible presentations of complex algae, fungi, and plant life. Students will learn that there's more to flowers than beauty, some plants are dangerous to other plant life around them, and algae can reproduce in different ways depending on the species and environmental conditions. Readers will discover that some cultures have been using healing herbs for centuries, some fungi are pathogens, and algae is found in many food products, medicines, cosmetics, and even tools. With thorough explorations of various ecosystems and detailed diagrams of various industries, students will embrace and understand the integral roles that plants, algae, and fungi play in the survival and prosperity of our world.

Poisonous Plants of California

Author: Thomas C. Fuller,Elizabeth May McClintock

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520055698

Category: Nature

Page: 433

View: 1811


00 This highly informative volume describes California's native, naturalized, and cultivated plant species which can be poisonous and describes how to recognize them, where they are found, and what symptoms they produce. This highly informative volume describes California's native, naturalized, and cultivated plant species which can be poisonous and describes how to recognize them, where they are found, and what symptoms they produce.

The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised

Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms - Including New Sections on Growing Your Own Incredible Edibles and Off-season Collecting

Author: Gary Lincoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631593013

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 7638


This revised edition includes a history of mushroom hunting worldwide; how to get equipped for mushroom forays; an illustrated guide to the common wild edible mushrooms; and cultivating, preparing and serving the harvest.

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Mushrooms

Author: Giovanni Pacioni,Gary H. Lincoff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671428497

Category: Nature

Page: 511

View: 2604


A handbook on the identification of the various types of American and European mushrooms includes descriptions and discussions of their habitats and edibility

Color Atlas of Human Poisoning and Envenoming

Author: Diaz James

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420003968

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 9859


The Color Atlas of Human Poisoning and Envenoming is the only full-color resource available for the immediate visual association and the rapid identification of envenoming species, resultant lesions, clinical outcomes of envenoming or poisoning, and recommended treatment strategies to limit toxic exposures and injuries. With no-nonsense, bulleted text, tables, figure legends, and diagrams, this atlas provides an immediate reference for use in emergency differential diagnosis.

Phytomedicines, Herbal Drugs, and Poisons

Author: Ben-Erik van Wyk,Michael Wink

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022620507X

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 3998


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.