If you plan to live your life according to a book, be careful what you read. The unnamed protagonist of Treasure Island!!! is one of the most self-centered and inconsiderate characters that I have ever read and I loved her for it. Hilarious from start to finish. Definitely one of my favorite reads this year. These are the Core Values: 1. Boldness, 2. Resolution, 3. Independence, 4. HORN-BLOWING
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.