A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America

A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America Author Lee Peterson
ISBN-10 039592622X
Release 1999-09-01
Pages 330
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An illustrated handbook describes the most common edible plants, their range, uses as food, and suggested methods of cooking.



A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America Author Steven Foster
ISBN-10 0395988144
Release 2000
Pages 411
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A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments.



Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants Author Bradford Angier
ISBN-10 9780811740449
Release 2008-04-10
Pages 288
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First-ever revision of a classic guidebook. Essential information on each plant's characteristics, distribution, and edibility as well as updated taxonomy and 18 new species. How to find, prepare, and eat plants growing in the wild.



A Field Guide to Mushrooms

A Field Guide to Mushrooms Author Kent H. McKnight
ISBN-10 0395910900
Release 1998-02
Pages 448
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More than 1,000 species of mushrooms described in detail. Over 700 paintings and drawings reveal subtle field marks that cannot be captured into photographs.



Edible Wild Plants

Edible Wild Plants Author Thomas S. Elias
ISBN-10 1402767153
Release 2009
Pages 286
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Presents a season-by-season guide to the identification, harvest, and preparation of more than two hundred common edible plants to be found in the wild.



A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs

A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs Author George A. Petrides
ISBN-10 039535370X
Release 1973-09
Pages 428
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All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.



A Field Guide to Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Wildflowers Author Roger Tory Peterson
ISBN-10 0395911729
Release 1968
Pages 420
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This book is a guide to the wildflowers in the Northcentral and Eastern regions of the United States.



Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants Author Department of the Army
ISBN-10 076276239X
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 160
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In a situation where survival is at stake, plants can provide crucial food and medicine. Their safe usage requires absolutely positive identification, knowing how to prepare them for eating, and a solid awareness of any dangerous properties they might have. Familiarity with the botanical structures of plants and information on where they grow will make them easier to locate and identify. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WILD EDIBLE PLANTS describes the physical characteristics, habitat and distribution, and edible parts of wild plants. With color photography throughout, this guide facilitates the identification of these plants. Originally intended for Army use, this book serves as a survival aid for civilians as well. Anyone interested in the outdoors, botany, or even in unusual sources of nutrition will find this an indispensable resource.



A Field Guide to Western Trees

A Field Guide to Western Trees Author George A. Petrides
ISBN-10 0395904544
Release 1998
Pages 428
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This newly designed edition of a popular Peterson Field Guide features detailed descriptions of 387 species, arranged in six major groups by visual similarity. The 47 color plates and five text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 295 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.



A Field Guide to Insects

A Field Guide to Insects Author Donald Joyce Borror
ISBN-10 0395911702
Release 1998
Pages 404
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Covers over five hundred families of North American insects



North American Mushrooms

North American Mushrooms Author Orson K. Miller
ISBN-10 0762731095
Release 2006
Pages 583
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North American Mushrooms is a field guide to more than 600 edible and inedible mushrooms that can be found across the United States and Canada. Filled with full color photographs, detailed identification information, and illustrated keys and glossaries to assist with identification, this book also features mushroom lore and helpful information on gathering and using wild mushrooms.



Newcomb s Wildflower Guide

Newcomb s Wildflower Guide Author Lawrence Newcomb
ISBN-10 0316604429
Release 1989-04-13
Pages 490
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Line drawings face each description of the plant's basic structural features in this guide for the amateur wildflower sleuth



A Field Guide to Reptiles Amphibians

A Field Guide to Reptiles   Amphibians Author Roger Conant
ISBN-10 0395904528
Release 1998
Pages 616
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This newly designed field guides features detailed descriptions of 595 species and subspecies. The 656 full-color illustrations and 384 drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 333 color photographs and 333 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions.



A Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs

A Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs Author Steven Foster
ISBN-10 0395838061
Release 2002
Pages 442
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Features more than five hundred plants and herbs of North America providing information on their location and medicinal uses.



Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America Fourth Edition

Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America  Fourth Edition Author Roger Conant
ISBN-10 9780544662490
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 608
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A completely updated edition, including 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species of reptiles and amphibians. The new edition of this definitive guide reflects 25 years' worth of changes in our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians. It includes descriptions of 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species, updated maps, and new figures and photos. Color illustrations and drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 322 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions. Clear and concise species accounts provide key characteristics, similar species, habitats, and ranges, as well as subspecies, voice descriptions, and conservation status. This edition will be a crucial resource for professional and amateur herpetologists, naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and students.



Identifying Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants

Identifying   Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants Author Steve Brill
ISBN-10 0062029185
Release 2010-09-07
Pages 336
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Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places shows readers how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health, including such common plants as mullein (a tea made from the leaves and flowers suppresses a cough), stinging nettle (steam the leaves and you have a tasty dish rich in iron), cattail (cooked stalks taste similar to corn and are rich in protein), and wild apricots (an infusion made with the leaves is good for stomach aches and disgestive disorders). More than 260 detailed line drawings help readers identify a wide range of plants -- many of which are suited for cooking by following the more than thirty recipes included in this book. There are literally hundreds of plants readily available underfoot waiting to be harvested and used either as food or as a potential therapeutic. This book is both a field guide to nature's bounty and a source of intriguing information about the plants that surround us.



Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America Author Roger Tory Peterson
ISBN-10 0547345852
Release 2002-04-04
Pages 456
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Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson’s field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement. By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson’s magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged. On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final work—a culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writing—should be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.