Faculty Book: Michael J. Balick

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

Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants, 2nd edition
(Springer and The New York Botanical Garden, 2007)

A useful, portable guidebook to the toxic plants we encounter everywhere, both in the home and outdoors. The handbook is a must-have for gardeners, parents of small children, pet owners, naturalists, physicians, nurses, veterinarians—and all plant enthusiasts. The authors of this completely revised edition (first published by the American Medical Association in 1985) include the Garden's own Michael Balick, a recognized authority on toxic plants. Filled with full-color photographs and illustrations that highlight distinguishing characteristics, the book contains vital information on hundreds of poisonous plants, including common names, descriptions, species distribution, and the toxic part of each plant. It also provides the latest medical information on symptoms and their management, along with an easy-to-use glossary of botanical terms. Michael Balick is Vice President for Botanical Science, Director and Philecology Curator, at the Institute of Economic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, and an adjunct professor of biology at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: DEC 27, 2007

Category: Biology, Faculty Books