A superb real-life adventure tale! In 1925, famed explorer Percy Fawcett disappeared in the Amazon Basin during his quest to locate an ancient, fabled South American city he called "Z." No one knows what happened to him; rumors abound, but he and his party were never seen again and no remains were ever found. New Yorker staff writer David Grann learned of Fawcett's last great adventure and set out to see if he could solve the twin mysteries: What happened to Percy Fawcett, and did the great city of Z ever exist? The result is thrilling, harrowing & thought-provoking. Highly recommended!
A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.
Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, bestselling author Stewart provides an account of bloodcurdling botany that will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.