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Author: Department of the Army
ISBN: 1585746614
Language: English
Pages: 160 pages
Category: Biological Sciences
Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2003)
Rating: 4.5
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Originally appeared in the . Army survival handbook, 1985 as an appendix called edible wild plants, with illustrations. Pt. 1. Edible plants. Plant identification - Universal edibility test - Edible plants. 2. Poisonous plants

Originally appeared in the . Poisonous plants. Rules for avoiding poisonous plants - Contact dermatitis - Ingestion poisoning - Poisonous plants. Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide color photographs and descriptions of over one hundred edible wild plants, each with information on habitat and distribution, as well as how to prepare edible parts.

Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods. The color cover is deceptive. I was Extremely disappointed. I guess I believed something for the "Department of the Army" would have more value. Too high expectations. The book is constructed of just average materials for a glue bound paperback.

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.

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

THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WILD EDIBLE PLANTS describes the physical characteristics, habitat and distribution, and edible parts of wild plants.

THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WILD EDIBLE PLANTS describes the physical characteristics, habitat and . The Department of War was originally formed in 1789 as an Executive Department of the United States, and was renamed by the National Security Act of 1947 to the Department of the Army on September 18, 1947. By amendments to the National Security Act of 1947 in 1949, the Department of the Army was transformed to its present-day status. Department of the Army. Categories: Education\self-help books. Год: 1. Издание: Original retail. Books related to Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants.

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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.
Comments (7)
Pryl
Some minor problems in descriptions but looking at the pictures, not a big deal, seperate sections for Poisonous medicinal and useful plants as well as edible made this a great reference. Quick descriptions in the opening are more than made up for in the later sections. I also love how they warn NEVER to eat things that have poisonous close cousins I would not want to risk that, and watching shows like dual survival, man V wild and wildman i have learned that neither would the experts. The warning that not all of the plant is edible, even if part of it is, is a great bonus. And in the pages with the photographs the description of what plants give what nutrients is more than worth it. had to buy a new copy, lent my old one to an artist friend and he will not give it back. Portable, easy to pack, durable. One for the zip-lock baggy (any camper knows what i mean)
Mpapa
Not a drop of color was wasted on the pictures in this book. I must have missed the part in the description about ALL the pictures being in Black & White. The color cover is deceptive. I was Extremely disappointed. I guess I believed something for the "Department of the Army" would have more value. Too high expectations.

The book is constructed of just average materials for a glue bound paperback. They start Part 1 with "Their safe usage requires absolutely positive identification". Good luck with that. The descriptions of each plant and its usage is brief but of some value thus 2 instead of 1 star. The price, and if bundled with another order for the free shipping, is a redeeming feature.
Aiata
although this book describes many many plants, it is very vague which is not good for a beginner. the book is very nicely organized and can be a very nice quick reference. for someone who already knows what they are doing this could be a 5 star book. but for me, i need the details such as descriptions of the poisonous look-alikes. that one bit of information is just as important as the description of the plant itself. a better book for beginners would be "the foragers harvest". that book describes less plants but with MUCH more detail. i love that book. but i am glad that i also have this book so i can identify any plant that comes along but if i had to choose one book id go with "the foragers harvest".
Jorad
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book when I ordered it, but I took a chance and it turned out to be one of the most interesting books I have. Anytime someone opens it up, it quickly becomes the main conversation piece. I'm sure it would be quite useful in a crisis situation too.

It has full color photos, short concise descriptions, warnings, preparations and usages about each plant. It has a great variety of plants commonly found in the USA. Many of them I've recognized myself here in West Virginia. Although I'd prefer to have something much more specific to my area, I think this book is a must have for the price, content and interest alone. It ain't no plant Bible or anything, but it definitely had more information than any of us knew about. Even some of the ol' timers!
Rias
I was kind of disappointed to see that some of the pictures were incorrect, I chose this book because it was supported by the Dept. of the Army and thought for accuracy it would be suffice. For example. Page 62 for Nettle has the same pictures for it as the Nipa Palm on page 63. This is obviously NOT the same plant. I understand this is a misprint in the book, but I paid to have an accurate guide.
Ceck
This is okay as long as your staying in CONUS. I've seen better mapping systems (to identify the plant) in other books available from different Trail Societies, and when you get down to it, there's a limited amount of things you can eat, and lot more that you shouldn't. This book is moderately useful in keeping you on right side of that dichotomy.
Mustard Forgotten
They just give you a couple plants from around the world plus some regular vegetables and nuts you would find that you know duh know are edible.
Basically, this book meets expectations of providing information on useful edible plants from around the world. As such, it is necessarily weak on plants to be found in any single person's home area.
Its main problem is that the illustrations are inconsistent; some are photos and others are line drawings. There are times that one media is preferable to the other to best show the distinguishing characteristics of a plant, but that did not seem to be the case with these pictures.
In short, it's worth having, but not as the first, second or third book in your edible plant library.