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How To Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants that Purify Your Home or Office Paperback – 10 Jan 2008


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (10 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297844776
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297844778
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 0.8 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 324,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

How to grow and nurture 50 houseplants to ensure you have clean, nonpolluted air in your home and office.

About the Author

Dr B. C. Wolverton is a scientist who worked for NASA researching a breathable environment for a lunar habitat. He discovered that houseplants are the best filters of common pollutants.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Jun 2009
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Well worth reading if your home or workplace suffers from bad air days. Fascinating information on how plants work and the good effects they can have in an enclosed environment together with detailed advice on buying and looking after the right plants.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Wilson on 23 May 2011
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I bought this book so I could focus on buying plants that filtered the air most efficiently in the home/office. The presentation is very good with a page dedicated to each plant with lots of information. The book tells you which plants were most efficient at removing an array of different chemicals in laboratory conditions.

If your looking for a guide to buying house plants that will have a positive effect on your home 'environment' then this the book for you.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. Hardwick on 12 July 2009
I was very pleased to receive this book - it will come in useful for many years. I have severe chemical sensitivities and up to date my house looks like "The Day of the Triffids", with spider plants growing all over the place. Now, thanks to this book, I have many attractive plants, I know how good they are at cleaning the air, and my spider plants are gradually diminishing as I find good homes for them.
A very good buy for anyone interested in taking responsibility for their own health - we should all be more aware of the hidden chemicals in our homes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Rossade on 7 April 2014
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Nothing wrong with the book but beware, this book is a reprint of "Eco-friendly House Plants" and identical, no update. Got that one much cheaper, so this goes back. only three rating as this should be pointed out in the blurb
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Kerby on 20 Feb 2014
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I wanted some plants to improve a warm dark basement office and got this book to help select plants that would be suitable for the conditions and beneficial to the office environment. Having picked a few options at the garden centre they have been happily growing over the last two years and look much healthier than some of the other office plants. The advice on potting material, growing techniques, care and suitability for a wide range of conditions is invaluable. I'd definitely recommend this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Open Source on 13 Mar 2010
This book does exactly what it says, but I personally could do with just a little more help finding plants that require less attention.
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