Really fun and informative with interesting historical accounts of encounters with some of the book's subjects. The cover is just lovely. This book makes a great gift. There's a companion book called "Wicked Bugs", too!
This little tome is pleasingly packed with elements of botany, history, medicine, physiology and some intriguing eye openers. Confirmed some things I already knew, taught me many a new thing, and, ironically, provided more than its share of chuckles. Should appeal to historians and gardeners alike. Great info and a great read!