Author amy stewarts book on wicked plants is the inspiration for the new exhibition at the conservatory of flowers in golden gate park. The weed that killed lincolns mother and other botanical atrocities by amy stewart, briony. They own an independent bookstore called eureka books, which is so independent that it. A book of botanical atrocities, gives us a delightful tour of the perils thriving right under our nose.
A new book out called wicked plants tells us about them. First of all, i have to say i love the feel of this book. The life and times of the wicked witch of the west is a novel published in 1995, written by gregory maguire and illustrated by douglas smith. Plants may be carnivorous, alien, invasive, intelligent andor be of the plant creature type any hostile plant based foes. Subject matter for wicked bugs includes graphic descriptions of cannibalism, parasitism, violent sexual behavior, and fatal diseases caused by insects. Tim folger, series editor, is a contributing editor at discover and writes about. She repeatedly stresses the importance of calling a poison control. Her six nonfiction books include the drunken botanist and wicked plants. Best of all, wicked plants manages to be simply written, funny, shortwinded, and easytoread without skimping on magical, historical, botanical, or literary details. Review of wicked plants by amy stewart rhapsody in books. You will be drawn into the stories of plants like killer algae, jimsonweed, and some thing called marijuana. Wicked plants was an audible daily deal, and with that title and cover, i couldnt resist downloading it.
Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the books subjects. Psychotic shrubs, vicious vines, and poisonous petals the book is a comprehensive a to z of plants that kill, poison, intoxicate or simply make you as sick as a dog. Its an a to z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. A goodfun book to read on the subject is wicked plants. She followed up with wicked bugs, an even creepier topic. Amy stewart has written a fascinating book called wicked plants. The weed that killed lincolns mother and other botanical atrocities kindle edition by stewart, amy, briony morrowcribbs. The authors witty writing style is enhanced by beautiful etchings and drawings. Complete with exquisite botanical etchings and whimsical illustrations, its basically a hogwarts herbology textbook, the kind that wouldve pleased neville longbottom very much. Books or stories where the storys primary antagonist is vicious vegetationmaneating plants. It is a revisionist exploration of the characters and land of oz from the 1900 novel the wonderful wizard of oz by l. Author amy stewart writes about illegal, dangerous and toxic species, including oleander and poison sumac.
I dont think a lot about plants being dangerous, but after reading this i definitely should. A colouring book with a dark side in the wicked plants colouring book, amy stewart and artist briony morrowcribbs bring colouring enthusiasts the 40 most menacing botanical atrocities from their new york times bestseller wicked plants. She lives in portland with her husband scott brown, a rare book dealer. It is the heretofore untold story of the wicked witch of. The weed that killed lincolns mother and other botanical atrocities, by amy stewart. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the. Wicked plants, especially the ones used in muuuuurders cue scary music are getting lots of attention these days, thanks to writer amy stewart, whose book on the subject is a bestseller.
Nightshade reacts with an alkaloid called atropine, which causes rapid heartbeat, confusion, hallucinations, and seizures. Susan 101820 it is what youd expect, tiny snippets of information on plants that can harm in a great variety of ways. Wicked plants never gets boring or twee the way gardening books so often do. Join bestselling author amy stewart as she takes on mother natures most appalling creations. Briony morrowcribbs studied studied art at the emily carr institute of art and design in vancouver, british columbia, and currently lives in brattleboro, vermont, where. What made you decide to write a book about wicked bugs. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the us or from the uk, depending on stock availability. The book lists plant life in alphabetical order, beginning with the deadly aconite responsible for killing two priests at a dinner party in 1856 to the yew, known as the graveyard tree in. Ive always been interested in creepycrawly creatures. Review of wicked plants by amy stewart rhapsody in. What an utterly frightening book of deadly plants to. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading wicked plants. Frank baum, its sequels, and the 1939 film adaption the wizard of oz.
Author amy stewart writes about illegal, dangerous and. Youll learn which plants to avoid like exploding shrubs, which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome like the vine that ate the south, and which ones have been killing for centuries like the weed that killed abraham lincolns mother. Lisa 120 it was an interesting book, but too general. Amy stewart, who brought us a disturbing slender volume called wicked plants, has a new book, more disturbing in my view, called wicked bugs. However, unlike baums writings and the 1939 film, the book. Must be fullon wicked plants, spores, vines or even trees. Her new book, wicked plants, is an a to z of plants that kill. Plants show off their sinister sides the new york times. Youll learn which plants to avoid like exploding shrubs, which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome like the vine that ate the south, and which ones have. The weed that killed lincoln mother, by amy stewart. She and her husband own a bookstore called eureka books in eureka, california. There are a lot of plants that are tied into human history and drama, ms. According to this book, nearly everything has something dangerous in it. Heavenly monkey press from vancouver, bc, are also publishing of 20 portfolios of morrowcribbs etchings from the book.
The weed that killed lincolns mother and other botanical atrocities, trailer wicked plants. As the title implies, the weed that killed abraham lincolns mother was white snakeroot or as they called it in those times milk sickness. A book translated to your native language complete, gigi a book thats at least 100 years older than you a classic novel complete, the hound of the baskervilles nonfiction about a subject youve been curious about complete, wicked plants. Not to mention the book itself beguilingly packaged to look neatly like an ancient tome on the occult, it begs to be pulled down off the top shelf and read through in secret. She and her husband live in eureka, california, where they own an antiquarian bookstore called eureka books. Amy stewart is the awardwinning author of seven books, including her acclaimed miss kopp series and the bestsellers the drunken botanist and wicked plants. June 19, 2009 wicked plants is a new book documenting the sometimes deadly plant kingdom. Watch amys amusingly sinister video for wicked plants. Any changes will be noted at the previous months meeting or will be noted on this site. Heres amys creepy wicked plants video, nowadays called a book trailer. Its an unrelenting list of mother natures gangbangers, thugs and assassins.
The exhibit, called wicked plant, is inspired by the book of the same name by amy stewart, which covers a range of dangerous plants, including the weed that killed abraham lincolns mother. In wicked plants, stewart takes on over two hundred of mother natures most appalling creations. Most people visit the conservatory of flowers in golden gate park to soak up the natural beauty of the plants, trees, flowers and orchids that fill up the historic building but the conservatorys latest exhibition wicked plants. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, each wonderfully creepy spread offers the curious. All of wicked plants questions questions and study guide.
Wicked plants by amy stewart is a fascinating if slightly creepy look at poisonous and harmful plants, some that may be in your yard, house, or even in you rrefrigerator. While i personally have not seen it, amy stewart author and briony morrowcribbs illustrator have also published the wicked plants coloring book for. She and her husband live in eureka, california, where they own a bookstore called eureka books. The wicked plants coloring book by amy stewart, briony. The weed that killed lincolns mother and other botanical atrocities. Her first book, ground up story first garden was released back in 20002001 and developed a story about a couple from texas that decides to say goodbye to their native. Then again, wicked plants never gets boring or twee the way gardening books so often do. The weed that killed lincolns mother and other botanical atrocities takes readers on a tour of the serial killers of the botanical kingdom her preface sets the tone, and gives a sense of the interesting and exciting information contained in the book. In some ways, it was a natural followup to wicked plants. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Its a mustread for fans of i must garden products, because our products are made from plants. The weed that killed lincolns mother and other botanical atrocities amy stewart, briony morrowcribbs on.
Some of the plants in this book have quite a scandalous history. She and her husband own a bookstore called eureka books. This book could have also been called, wicked plants. Death camas bulb plants with stripy, grasslike leaves and clusters of starry flowers in shades of pink, white and yellow. The subtitle is the weed that killed lincolns mother and other botanical atrocities. As with wicked plants the prequel to this one, about the dark and dangerous side of the botanical world, i want people to understand that nature is powerful, that we need to respect that power. Amy stewart and briony morrowcribbs offer up 40 menacing plants in gorgeous, vintagestyle botanical illustrations to color. The book is a curious and often unsettling encyclopedia of plants that have caused harm in one way or another throughout the centuries. Amy stewart, author of a book i loved called wicked plants, has a new book called wicked bugs. The wicked plants coloring book paperback august 9, 2016. Weve been inspired by this elegantly written book, and the work we did on the videos for the exhibit that we wanted to create a short list of plants, many of which weve filmmed already, so that you can explore some of the other deadly plants in a vicarious way. But wicked plants is much more fantastically enchanted than id expected. Wicked plants by amy stewart is quite frankly the most gruesome book of 2009.
Amy stewarts wicked plants takes readers into the dark heart of the plant world, where innocentlooking berries kill and lovely flowers intoxicate. Morrowcribbss exquisite etchings are now finely rendered colouringbook art and are paired with details from the original book. The weed that killed lincolns mother and other botanical atrocities, box office wicked plants. In the wicked plants colouring book, amy stewart and artist briony morrowcribbs bring colouring enthusiasts the forty most menacing botanical atrocities from their new york times bestsell. Amy stewart has delivered up a deliciously ghastly and scarysmart combination of stories, etchings, and drawings in a fantastic book called wicked plants.
I showed her the attractive little book, wicked plants, which holds some of the deep, dark secrets of poisons in our everyday world. It reminds me a bit of a book i wrote called the worlds worst, only her book is. Other bizarre plants from amy stewarts wicked plants. An interview with wicked plants author amy stewart on abebooks. Wicked plants is a nicely illustrated, upbeat examination of vegetation that can kill, addict, torment and torture. The weed that killed lincolns mother and other botanical atrocities by amy stewart. Stewart is a smart gardener who is drawn to the plant kingdoms criminal element. Wicked plants available for download and read online in other formats. Its pages also include copper etchings of featured plants that are terribly lovely.461 752 797 1422 1252 1001 1201 344 157 1437 1211 1354 1142 582 250 267 137 43 1156 97 590 1519 1345 593 203 831 1428 1283 803 428 780 1239 424 663 44 461