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Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada

by Andy MacKinnon; Linda Kershaw & John Arnason

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list price: $29.95 USD
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
category: Nature
published: Apr 2009
ISBN:9781551055725
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Canada is home to a vast diversity of plants that have helped nourish and heal our people for thousands of years. Find out about: * First Nations uses of plant species * Gathering and preparing wild plants for a variety of uses * Historic European uses of plant species * Plants for everything from clothing to shelter * The fundamentals of survival – food and medicines * Clear descriptions of the plants and where to find them * Warnings about plant allergies, poisons and digestive upsets * A special section identifying poisonous plants and species that are similar * More than 530 colour photographs and 125 illustrations.

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Edible & Medicinal Plants of Canada

A team of biologists, botanists, ethnobotanists and nutritionists describe in this volume nearly 600 trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, sedges and grasses, and ferns indigenous to Canada. In addition, there is a separate section for poisonous plants. Detailed information is presented about the cultural history of human use of the plants by Aboriginal people and early settlers, both as food and medicine, and for other uses. Colour photographs illustrate most of the plants described. This book is a usable guide to identifying plants and an invaluable aid to identifying poisonous plants and finding which parts of plants are dangerous to ingest. Safety concerns around experimental eating are adequately addressed. The book is well-illustrated and formatted in an easy-to-use style. It is bound in a durable wipe-clean cover and will slip easily into a backpack.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2009-2010.

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