Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plants / Plante
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Plants / Plante
Poisonous Plants of South Africa is a comprehensive guide to the most commonly occurring poisonous plants in South Africa. The book includes:
Detailed species descriptions of 135 poisonous plants including a description of the plant, type of toxin, potential toxicity of the plant, importance in human or livestock poisoning and poisonous ingredients and pharmacological effects.
Distribution maps for poisonous plants that occur in the wild.
More than 450 colour photographs.
Introductory chapters on human and animal poisoning, first aid treatment, methods of testing for toxicity, extraction and isolation of toxins and poisonous principles and their effects.
Plant lists according to class of toxin and type of livestock poisoning as well as a useful checklist of poisonous plants and a glossary of medical terms.
Publication date: 2015-03-01