A beautifully illustrated field guide to the 60 deadliest plants on Earth.
This intriguing guide puts a spotlight on Mother Nature’s most lethal plants, from those that can harm wild animals to the ones that can kill even humans. Some of these plants may be lurking in your own backyard. This illustrated compendium features full profiles of each plant, including interesting facts, important identifying characteristics, toxicity level, physiology, the biochemistry of toxins, how to spot each plant, and more. This is a beautiful but practical guide for botanists, foragers, gardeners, survivalists, and nature lovers alike. With this guide, you can learn what to avoid and what to do if you come into contact with these dangerous plants. With this field guide, you will:
- Learn the natural history of each plant. - View humanity’s fascinating relationship with these plants over the centuries—from medicinal purposes and cosmetics to rituals and murder. - Discover the fatal effects and how these plants target the body, from organ failure and seizures to skin rashes and nausea. - Understand poisonous plants’ evolution, and how they developed toxicity to deter herbivores and other predators.
Explore these stunning but deadly works of nature that can poison, maim, and intoxicate. From nightshade and hemlock to monkshood, oleander, and castor bean, this is your fascinating guide to 60 of the world’s most life-threatening plants.
Drink Like a Local New York
A Love Letter to Drinking in Gotham.
Whether you live in New York or are visiting, drinks expert Amanda Schuster's ode to the bars that mean the most to her is sure to delight. Uncorking history, personalities, interior design quirks, and signature cocktails, Drink Like a Local: New York features 75 bars that help pump the heartbeat of the city. From the infamous to the unknown, Schuster's tour through the five boroughs captures the details and qualities that keep locals returning to these establishments, and makes the case for why you should become a local too.
Find yourself right at home with Drink Like a Local!
A beautifully illustrated pocket-size hardcover guide to the mushrooms of North America—a must-have for any mushroom enthusiast’s backpack or home library.
Mushrooms: An Illustrated Field Guide is a compact, beautifully illustrated field guide to 50 North America’s most popular mushrooms. Inside this elegant hardcover, you’ll find profiles on individual species, each showcasing a full-page illustration, plus a definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and how—and when—to collect them, and, last but not least, notes on how to avoid mushroom poisoning. Discover the wonderful world of North American mushrooms, including:
- Chanterelles (Cantharellus) - Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) - Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondose) - Morels (Morchellaceae) - Puffballs (Calvatia) - Stinkhorn Mushrooms (Phallaceae)
And many, many more! Visually stunning, Mushrooms: An Illustrated Field Guide is an engrossing overview of North America’s remarkable and diverse mushrooms. You’ll find opportunities for discovery on every page.
Master the art of building and maintaining a fire, as well as other essential survival skills, with this definitive field guide.
Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor expert or a fire-starting novice, Fire: How to Build It and Everything Else will give you tips and tricks to take your fire making skills to the extreme. Master the art of making fires with advice on how to find the perfect kindling and build, contain, and control your fire—and safely put it out when the time comes—in your home or in the wilderness. Not only will you be able to build a fire safely, but you will know how to extinguish it properly—and what to do in an emergency situation in the event that something does go wrong. Develop skills that won’t fizzle out when you need them most with clear, easy-to-follow directions and helpful illustrations. Find out how to make fires in your home, in the woods, in the snow, or in the desert with a variety of fire-starting methods, and make sure that you always have the right supplies on hand. Explore how to safely and effectively use tools like axes, splitting mauls, hatchets, pocketknives, saws, and more. And—most importantly—learn how to make the best dang s’mores you’ve ever had.
A beautifully illustrated pocket-size field guide to the birds of North America—a must-have for any birder’s backpack or home library.
Birds: An Illustrated Field Guide is a compact, beautifully illustrated field guide to 50 North America’s most popular birds. Inside this elegant hardcover, you’ll find profiles on individual species, each showcasing a full-page illustration, plus a description of bird habits and flight patterns, information on where to look for birds and how—and when—to see them, and, last but not least, instructions for building your very own birding “life list.” Discover the wonderful world of North American birds, including:
- The Mountain Bluebird - The Black-Capped Chickadee - The Carolina Wren - The Red-Winged Blackbird - The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Visually stunning, Birds: An Illustrated Field Guide is an engrossing overview of North America’s remarkable and diverse birds. You’ll find opportunities for discovery on every page.