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Common Edible and Useful Plants of the West

Author : Muriel Sweet
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Notes on the habitats, biological classification, and identifying characteristics of more than one hundred ferns, trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs accompany instructions on their preparation and uses

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West

Author : Gregory L. Tilford
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Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West is a full-colour photographic guide to the identification, edibility, and medicinal uses of over 250 plant species, growing from Alaska to southern California, east across the Rocky Mountains and the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. Herbalist and naturalist Gregory Tilford provides a thorough introduction to the world of herbal medicine for everyone interested in plants, personal well-being, and a healthy environment.

Wild Edible Plants of the Western United States

Author : Donald R. Kirk
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This book describes or mentions the great bulk of the edible plants found in the western United States west of the Great Plains and in southwestern Canada and northwestern Mexico. Carefully illustrated, it helps you identify many hundreds of edible plants that may give you helpful food on a camping trip or someday save your life.

Wild Edible Fruits and Berries

Author : Marjorie Furlong
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Marjorie Furlong and Virginia Pill two business women, shared a love of going out 'berrying' and taking pictures for relaxation and fun. Useful throughout the U.S. and Canada, this book contains full-color photographs and detailed descriptions for 42 wild edible fruits and berries. Locations are given and conservation principles encouraged. A recipe section adds to the book's utility.

A Guide to Field Guides

Author : Diane Schmidt
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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest

Author : Delena Tull
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All around us there are wild plants good for food, medicine, clothing, and shelter, but most of us don't know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, one of the first focused specifically on plants that grow in Texas and surrounding regions of the South and Southwest. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features: Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants. Wild teas and spices. Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials. Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper. Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap. Information on medicinal uses of plants. An identification guide to hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes. Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries. Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes.

North American Cornucopia

Author : Ernest Small
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Many North American plants have characteristics that are especially promising for creating varieties needed to expand food production, and there are excellent prospects of generating new economically competitive crops from these natives. The inadequacy of current crops to meet the food demands of the world’s huge, growing population makes the potential of indigenous North American food plants even more significant. These plants can also generate crops that are more compatible with the ecology of the world, and many also have inherent health benefits. Presenting detailed scholarship, a thoroughly accessible style, and numerous entertaining anecdotes, North American Cornucopia: Top 100 Indigenous Food Plants is a full-color book dedicated to the most important 100 native food plants of North America north of Mexico that have achieved commercial success or have substantial market potential. The introductory chapter reviews the historical development of North American indigenous crops and factors bearing on their future economic success. The rest of the book consists of 100 chapters, each dedicated to a particular crop. The book employs a user-friendly chapter format that presents the material in sections offering in-depth coverage of each plant. The first section of each chapter provides information on the scientific and English names of the plants, followed by a section on the geography and ecology of the wild forms, accompanied by a map showing the North American distribution. A section entitled "Plant Portrait" comprises a basic description of the plant, its history, and its economic and social importance. This is followed by "Culinary Portrait," concerned with food uses and culinary vocabulary. The chapters then provide an analysis of the economic future of each crop, discuss notable and interesting scientific or technological observations and accomplishments, and present extensive references.

The Dictionary of Useful Plants

Author : Nelson Coon
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Wildflowers of the West

Author : Mabel Crittenden
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This is a new and unique way to get to know your wildflowers. With more than 345 illustrations and a sure-fire key to identifying flowers, this becomes an indispensable handbook. This excellent book is written in a clear, enthusiastic, and informative manner. The key the author provides for easy identification of wildflowers will enable untrained observers to track down the family, the genus, and the species of most wildflowers they encounter.

The Natural History of A o Nuevo

Author : Burney J. Le Boeuf
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Food Plants of British Columbia Indians Interior peoples

Author : Nancy J. Turner
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Extension Bulletin

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American Indian Food and Lore

Author : Carolyn J. Niethammer
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A descriptive and historical study of desert plants used as natural ingredients in Indian recipes

Warriors of the Rainbow

Author : William Willoya
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The authors write simply and with deep feelings about Indian life and the meaning of the strange and wonderful Indian prophecies which hold the promise of eventual glory for all mankind.

Paperbound Books in Print

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Manual of Field Biology and Ecology

Author : Allen H. Benton
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The Coevolution Quarterly

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Author : Rosemary Menninger
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Southwestern Lore

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