The Teeth of the Lion

The Teeth of the Lion

The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion

Paperback - 2006
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Tells the story of the common dandelion, that remarkably widespread plant that is known, for better or worse, by just about everybody. Through a series of short essays, written in accessible language and a thoroughly engaging style, Anita Sanchez takes the reader on a journey through the natural history of the dandelion and its long association with humans. Joan Jobson's illustrations add important details and subtle accents that enhance this journey. Well-adapted ecologically to spread into and thrive within disturbed sites -- such as the lawns, playgrounds, roadsides, and parking lots in which they are most often encountered today, and viewed as weeds -- dandelions also have had a lengthy, welcomed association with humans as medicine, food, and objects of ritual, magic, and folklore. 'The Teeth of the Lion' will be a source of enjoyable, fascinating, memorable information of interest to all users. It will provide naturalists, wildflower enthusiasts, gardeners, interpreters, teachers, landscapers, and homeowners a better understanding of one of the most common, well-known, and perhaps under-appreciated plants to be found anywhere.
Publisher: Blacksburg, Va. : McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co., c2006.
ISBN: 9780939923229
Branch Call Number: 583.99
Characteristics: viii, 136 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


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Sep 19, 2012

Interesting discussion on the dandelion. Covers history, biology, day-to-day uses and problems. Easy to read and well documented so can follow up on anything mentioned.
Wished someone would hire me to write books like this.


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