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Weeds : in defense of nature's most unloved plants

Author: Richard Mabey
Publisher: [New York] : Ecco, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Weaving together natural history, botanical science and insight from his own travels, a nature writer reveals the many hidden truths behind these scourges of lawns and gardens, and explores how weeds have been portrayed from the Bible all the way to "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Mabey
ISBN: 9780062065452 0062065459
OCLC Number: 745864358
Notes: First printed in Great Britain in 2010 by Profile Books Ltd. as Weeds: how vagabond plants gatecrashed civilisation and changed the way we think about nature.
Description: xi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Thoroughwort --
Adonis --
Knotgrass --
Waybread --
Self-heal --
Love-in-idleness --
Gallant-soldier --
Burdock --
Grelda --
French willow --
Triffid --
The Shoreditch orchid.
Responsibility: Richard Mabey.

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Weaving together natural history, botanical science and insight from his own travels, a nature writer reveals the many hidden truths behind these scourges of lawns and gardens, and explores how weeds have been portrayed from the Bible all the way to "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

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