Basic Essentials Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs, 3rd (Basic Essentials Series)

Basic Essentials Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs, 3rd (Basic Essentials Series)❮Download❯ ➿ Basic Essentials Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs, 3rd (Basic Essentials Series) ➺ Author Jim Meuninck – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Identify collect and eat over 100 of the most nutritious plants in North America Find 35 wild plants growing in your back yard Discover ancient pharmaceutical uses for common herbs An appendix catalog Edible Wild eBook ´ Identify Edible Wild Plants and PDF or collect and eat over of the most nutritious plants in North America Find wild plants growing in your back yard Discover ancient pharmaceutical uses for common herbs An appendix catalogs and indexes many poisonous and poisonous look a likes Edible Basic Essentials PDF \ Wild Plants also provides categorization by environment rather than by alphabet Examples are rivers lakes ponds and swamps woodlands yards and meadows Essentials Edible Wild Plants and PDF \ and others. This book is an awesome reference Good descriptions where it is from what medical benefits you may receive from them how you can eat them recipes and colored pictures I would definitely recommend this book Generally an okay book to get you started or if you are curious about edible plants in and around North America But as the book cautions this should not be your final authority There is a high amount of emphasis on using this book with a ualified person familiar with foraging for edible plants Additionally author Jim Meuninck recommends taking three field guides to assist in positive identification of the plant Driving it home the final section has poisons plants some with similarity to edible plants such as Poison Hemlock or Conium maculatum bearing high resemblance to many in the carrot family that should not be eaten else they could prove fatalThis book is supposed to be used in tandem with a video which is partially why the images may be just drawings Even so I was able to recognize a few of these plants in my area as well both edible and toxic Some even surprised me Meuninck includes the Latin names how he or others cook with them aside for salads and cooking be prepared to read a lot of butter frying and even cream cheese references for cookingpreparing He also includes potential medicinal uses he included for fun cautions he is not an authority and cannot recommend it The other thing that impressed me is that he included some plants may even be carcinogenic even though they are considered edible He does sometimes include his own personal experience with the plant and goes as far as including warnings on parts that cannot be eaten in several plants—either due to critical warnings or just being straight inedible He also lists bland or undesirable survival foods Sadly many of the poisonous ones did not come with drawings but considering this is just a minor introductory book with 63 pages of information on plant edibilitytoxicity it was a decent read Great as a starter if you are showing fleeting interested on the subject but should not use it as the final authority Believe it was generally made to be a uick read due to drawings and few page numbers The reason I give it only 3 stars is because it would have been nice to have color photos and because in depth information could sometimes be lacking Also sparse number of sources so it is tough to verify where he gets his information outside of personal experience A very simple foraging book covering selected plants across North America A good starter book but pretty small entries on each plant most less than a page If you're looking for a detailed field guide or a focus on plants of a specific region this won't be it It has some regional information Eastern Forested Areas Mountain West some recipes and a list of poisonous plants to look out for many are cross referenced with edible plants when part of the plant is toxic and part is edible This book is pretty useless There are very tiny pictures for SOME of the plants; others have no photos at all Do not rely on this book for plant idThere was some interesting info here and there but it's all very brief and useful information and descriptions can be found in virtually any other foraging book This handbook has good information about common wild edible plants However since the pictures are in black and white and there are numerous warnings about look alike poisonous plants Color photographs would have been very helpful Great for the basics not very detailed Includes simple photographs and same amount of information for each plant covers broad area Plants like asparagus kitchen favorites not many medicinals A pocket guide kind of approach Good introduction to foraging with clear photographs and short essays on the most commonly collected wild plants in several eco zones wetlands yards woodlands deserts sea shores There are some fun recipes at the end of the book This is a good handbook for the survivalist or anone who spends time in the outdoors I love discovering that plants I have seen all my life actually have value beyond groundcover and beauty Very limited range information I was disappointed by the limited detail Basic Essentials Edible Wild Plants and Useful herbs by Meuninck SIGNED 9780762740864 2007 PB eBay 102011 different front cover than what Goodreads is showing

Basic Essentials Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs, 3rd
  • Paperback
  • 66 pages
  • Basic Essentials Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs, 3rd (Basic Essentials Series)
  • Jim Meuninck
  • English
  • 09 March 2015
  • 9780934802413