Toxic Plants of North America, Second Edition
Author(s): George E. Burrows, Ronald J. Tyrl
Published Online: 7 NOV 2012 12:55PM EST
Print ISBN: 9780813820347
Online ISBN: 9781118413425
Toxic Plants of North America, Second Edition is an up-to-date, comprehensive reference for both wild and cultivated toxic plants on the North American continent. In addition to compiling and presenting information about the toxicology and classification of these plants published in the years since the appearance of the first edition, this edition significantly expands coverage of human and wildlife-both free-roaming and captive-intoxications and the roles of secondary compounds and fungal endophytes in plant intoxications.
More than 2,700 new literature citations document identification of previously unknown toxicants, mechanisms of intoxication, additional reports of intoxication problems, and significant changes in the classification of plant families and genera and associated changes in plant nomenclature. Toxic Plants of North America, Second Edition is a comprehensive, essential resource for veterinarians, toxicologists, agricultural extension agents, animal scientists, and poison control professionals.