The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America

The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America

by James Duke
     
 

The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America is the only book that lists all edible species - about 4,000 plants - on the vast North American continent that have been used as food by humans; contains a comprehensive account of each species, including etymology, geographical location, uses of each part, history of the uses, composition, medicinal uses,

Overview

The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America is the only book that lists all edible species - about 4,000 plants - on the vast North American continent that have been used as food by humans; contains a comprehensive account of each species, including etymology, geographical location, uses of each part, history of the uses, composition, medicinal uses, possible toxicity, endangered species and much, much more; is based on first-hand "grazing" research conducted over ten years on this continent by eminent European enthobotanist Francois Couplan, Ph.D.; includes traditional Native American cooking techniques and uses for plants which the author recorded while living with various tribes around the country; and reflects an unusual blend of the author's 35 years of personal experience with edible plants and his highly sophisticated scientific expertise. By relating to the senses and to the pleasure of discovering amazing new tastes and flavors, the book encourages the reader to develop new relationships with nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879838218
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
253,046
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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