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Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants

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Spanning the last 500 years, this exceptionally detailed and well-researched guide focuses primarily on the ways North American Indians have used plants, trees, and shrubs for medicine, food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities. The plants considered are native to eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States, although some are also found as far south as Florida and Texas and as far west as the Pacific coast. In addition to extensive chronological historical citations dealing with documented usages of plants as far back as the fourteenth century, this book also provides data to enable even amateur botanists to identify plants in the field. Thus, accounts of herbalists, explorers, botanists, doctors, and scientists are accompanied by useful information about the plant's range, common and scientific names, non-technical physical description and more. To make the book especially easy to use, plants are grouped according to habitat: wet open places, woods and thickets, and dry open places. Moreover, a detailed line drawing of the plant's leaves, buds, twigs, seeds, and other characteristic features accompanies the textual descriptions. Scholarly, yet readable, exceptionally thorough but never dull, this classic reference belongs in the library of botanists, naturalists, herbalists, ethnologists, archaeologists -- anyone interested in the long and fascinating story of how plants have served humanity. Book condition very good, covers and spine unmarked and all pages crisp and clean.

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Author(s):
Erichsen-Brown Charlotte
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1989
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
048625951X
ISBN-13:
9780486259512
Number of pages:
512
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Title:
Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants

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Spanning the last 500 years, this exceptionally detailed and well-researched guide focuses primarily on the ways North American Indians have used plants, trees, and shrubs for medicine, food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities. The plants considered are native to eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States, although some are also found as far south as Florida and Texas and as far west as the Pacific coast. In addition to extensive chronological historical citations dealing with documented usages of plants as far back as the fourteenth century, this book also provides data to enable even amateur botanists to identify plants in the field. Thus, accounts of herbalists, explorers, botanists, doctors, and scientists are accompanied by useful information about the plant's range, common and scientific names, non-technical physical description and more. To make the book especially easy to use, plants are grouped according to habitat: wet open places, woods and thickets, and dry open places. Moreover, a detailed line drawing of the plant's leaves, buds, twigs, seeds, and other characteristic features accompanies the textual descriptions. Scholarly, yet readable, exceptionally thorough but never dull, this classic reference belongs in the library of botanists, naturalists, herbalists, ethnologists, archaeologists -- anyone interested in the long and fascinating story of how plants have served humanity. Book condition very good, covers and spine unmarked and all pages crisp and clean.

Author(s):
Erichsen-Brown Charlotte
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1989
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
048625951X
ISBN-13:
9780486259512
Number of pages:
512
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Title:
Medicinal and Other Uses of North American Plants

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