“Beautiful color photographs . . . temptingly arranged.”—The Library LetterPlanning an outdoor adventure? Make sure to consult this information-packed and photo-filled North American field guide—arranged by season and region—before you go! Already a huge success in previous editions, this must-have field guide now features a fresh new cover, as well as nearly 400 color photos and detailed information on more than 200 species of edible plants all across North America. With all the plants conveniently organized by season, enthusiasts will find it very simple to locate and identify their desired ingredients. Each entry includes images, plus facts on the plant’s habitat, physical properties, harvesting, preparation, and poisonous look-alikes. The introduction contains tempting recipes and there’s a quick-reference seasonal key for each plant.
Deliver to China
April 7, 2009
File Size: 88 MB
Available File Formats: PDF AZW3 DOCX EPUB MOBI TXT or Kindle audiobook Audio CD(Several files can be converted to each other)
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch, chinese
“Season-by-season guide to identification, harvest, and preparation of more than 200 common edible plants to be found in the wild . . . Hundreds of edible species are included . . . [This] handy paperback guide includes jelly, jam, and pie recipes, a seasonal key to plants, [and a] chart listing nutritional contents.”—Booklist “Beautiful color photographs . . . temptingly arranged.”—The Library Letter <div id="
Good. Photos, not illustrations. Perfect size for hiking with. Only problem, I live in the Northwest, and as I am going through the book, most of the listings are for eastern plants that I will never find here. Not sure why they would include plants that only grow in the east and mix with a few plants that grow in the west. Most people interested in wild edible plants are hikers, and you aren’t going to run into many of these on one hike. Might be good for people who travel across the country hiking though. Hope maybe they will put out a book dedicated to just local areas, or maybe at least separate the areas in the book so I can concentrate on my area instead of flipping through page after page hoping to identify one plant in over 200 they list. Doesnt make a lot of sense. They categorize everything by season, should be categorizing by the area in which the plants grow.
Lets start with some common sense and realize everyone should have more than one book so they can have better reference. I have looked through and read and own a number of edible plant books and this one is not that bad. It comes with decent pictures and a lot of local plants of the Northeastern that are very common and pretty easy to identify. This book homes with a section on poison plants as well granted it don’t show them all but again you should have a second reference book to make sure you know which poisonous plants are out there / The look-a-likes. I received this book today and have read through the whole thing already. I believe it’s a pretty good book definitely better than a lot of other ones I’ve read.
This is an easy to understand book guide on edible plants with full color pictures. It has information on seasons and shows what region of the United States the plants are likely to be found. It also has recipes and other information plus on poisonous plants and look alikes. I used an earlier addition of this feild guide and found it very useful in derermining edible plants. I found food I would have likely not eaten without this reference. Its great for backwoods camping and backpacking or even desert hiking. No info on mushrooms. And includes nutbearing trees.
I really wanted a good book on edible wild plants. Unfortunately this is not it. You really can’t identify plants from the pictures. Many are unclear and very poorly composed and others are pictures of the plants that only show one part. Some (few) are actually in black and white!! I looked up several plants that I can easily identify – for example I pick cranberries every fall. I would not have been able to identify them from the pictures. I gave it to my wife to look at and she said the same thing. Many of the descriptions do not have the map showing where you can find the plants. You have try to find the distribution map in the front of the book. A really good part is that the last line of the description lists ‘poisonous look-alikes’. Very handy if you can identify the plant. I shall return the book.
Love the colorful pictures. Other books for years had drawings but this book has colorful pictures to identify the plant. So much better. My grandmother and I used to go ‘greening’ each Spring and she knew everything about edible plants. Haven’t looked myself for years because not sure what was what due to faulty memory and line drawings in books. This renews my interest in foraging for greens once again as can really see what the plant looks like.
This is a very handy book with a wealth of knowledge for edible plants. I have already began learning about a dozen different plants and how to ID them. I don’t think this would work well as a ‘reference’ book to plants you don’t know in the wild however, but it would work fine if you have an idea of what the plant is from studying it previously and want to double check. There is no way I have found though to find plants based on leaf type, structure, etc so it is best to study it beforehand. The pictures are very helpful, but I feel like some of them could have been better in showing the structure of the whole plant. Some of the pictures only show a small section of leaves or a close up of the flowering top, leaving the rest of the plant to the description. Overall, still highly recommended as a beginners guide to edible plants, and worth the cost.
I’m so incredibly impressed with this guide. I love how easily you can cross-reference plants based on the seasons, region, location of habitat, and types. It is simply to figure out, and yet, so very comprehensive. The color photos are going to really help with plant identification. (I can’t even imagine trying to use one of those guides that uses line art drawings.) There are only 2 or so pages with black and white photos and I haven’t figured out if that means anything, The cover is paper-back, but it is heavy-duty and glossy and will hold up during expeditions. The pages are also a heavier paper stock. The print is clear and easy to read. (Did I mention I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cross-referencing index system!) The book clearly identifies safe plants, and lists only a few of the toxic plants. (Although it does state when certain plants or parts of plants are toxic.) Author wisely advises you to get a companion book on toxic plants since this one focuses on the edible ones. I’ve already read the entire book and have no complaints.
Absolutely the best book on edible plant identification available. Clear sharp COLOR photo of each one and on heavy duty pages. It fits well in my side BDU pants pocket.Little expensive, but in this case you really get what you pay for. Not only will I recommend to friends, but a friend of mine that’s a survivalist took one look at it and went out and bought his own copy (he already has 6 other books, and thinks this is the best of the best).
I have purchased a number of Kindle books. At first I received the books in my kindle. But the last few I purchased such as”Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide/Natural Foods” did not show up. There is no way to contact to get this resolved … Maybe this will get their attention!
I absolutely Love this book. The descriptions are great, the pictures to match the plants are recognizable and the information is extensive.If you’re looking to expand your knowledge or use this book for a survival situation I would highly recommend this purchase.The only reason it didn’t get a full five star rating is because just a couple of the hundreds of pictures are black and white making it a bit more difficult to identify the plant in the wild. Other than that this book is a valuable addition to my library.
Overall a good resource but could use more variety of pictures to help identify plants as one picture is not always enough. Plants can look very different at different stages of growth.
This is a really good book. One star knocked off for having pictures of the plants in question done at only one stage of their life/year. You’ll need to be identify it when it looks different so more picture books, or internet image searches will supplement this book quite nicely. It tells where the plant is located, how to use it, and any cautions you should be aware of.I borrowed it from my local library, first, before buying, To be sure it was what I wanted. And sure enough, it’s worth getting. I’m pleased I’ve got a copy of my own.
Lovely book very informative lots of photos and most are color. I don’t really care for the blck and while photos as it’s hard to identify the plant . I really love how they have everything in the category of the season I would recommend this to any beginner!
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