Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada

Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada


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Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada by Andy MacKinnon, Linda J. Kershaw, Patrick Owen

Throughout human history plants have provided us with food, clothing, medicine and shelter. Canada is a huge country with diverse habitats that are home to an incredible diversity of plant species that have helped native peoples and early settlers survive through the centuries. This book describes nearly 600 common trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, mosses and lichens that have been used by people from ancient times to the present. More than 800 color photographs and illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772130027
Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,094,370
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

A professional biologist and professional forester who works as regional ecologist for coastal BC for the B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range, and adjunct professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University.

An avid naturalist since childhood, Kershaw focused her studies on botany at the University of Waterloo, earning her master's degree in 1976. Following her education, she worked as a consultant and researcher in northwestern Canada and as an editor/author in Edmonton, while pursuing her two favorite pastimes which are photography and illustrating.

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