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An Essential Reference Book

  • Mar 19, 2007
I used this invaluable book as a resource and reference in my book, Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet because it proves that plants remove toxic chemicals in the home.

Bill Wolverton, Ph.D., of Wolverton Environmental Services in Mississippi, spent the past twenty-five years researching the healthful benefits of plants. He names fifty best houseplants to clean up your environment. They are listed in descending order, with the overall rating based on the plants ability to remove chemical vapors, ease of cultivation, susceptibility to insect infestation and transpiration rate. Dr. Wolverton provides details, advice and growing tips on all fifty plants.

Each of the fifty plants is shown in full color with an additional closeup photograph of each plant.

author of the award winning book,Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify and Energize Your Life, Your Home and Your Planet

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September 03, 2010
I agree! Sounds like a fun and useful book. Thanks so much for sharing a review!
September 02, 2010
Thanks! I just joined the Green Living community. Indoor plants do more than remove polluted air....they beautify your home, too! Don't forget to choose eco-friendly, pretty pots, too!
September 03, 2010
Thanks for the tips! I love eco-friendly things. Bonus if it's pretty, too :)
September 01, 2010
This book sounds fantastic, Norma!  I've got a bit of a green thumb, but don't have a yard at my new place, so this sounds like a great solution.  Thanks for sharing!  By the way, something tells me that you'll appreciate the Green Living community :)
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Norma Lehmeier Hartie ()
Norma is an award winning author, speaker and an eco-friendly designer. Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify and Energize Your Life, Your Home and Your Planet won The Grand Prize in the Writer's … more
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Plants are the lungs of the earth. This revolutionary guide, based on 25 years of research by NASA, shows how common houseplants can combat sick building syndrome and cleanse the home or office of common pollutants. Color photos & llustrations. Online promo.
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ISBN-10: 0140262431
ISBN-13: 978-0140262438
Author: B. C. Wolverton
Genre: Professional & Technical, Home & Garden, Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Penguin
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