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

Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America
Author: Steven Foster,James A. Duke
Publsiher: Peterson Field Guides
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780547943985
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America Book Excerpt:

A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of eastern and central North America includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments.

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,James A. Duke
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780395988145
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

A Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs

A Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs
Author: Steven Foster,Christopher Hobbs
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780395838068
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs Book Excerpt:

Features more than five hundred plants and herbs of North America providing information on their location and medicinal uses.

Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America Third Edition

Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America  Third Edition
Author: Steven Foster,James A. Duke
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America Third Edition Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 398
Release: 1978
ISBN: 9780395926222
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants
Author: James A. Duke,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation,Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Publsiher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 490
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicinal plants
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants Book Excerpt:

A guide to medicinal plants showing how to identifying 500 plants. Information on where the plants are found and detailed descriptions of all their known uses.

A Field Guide to Wildflowers

A Field Guide to Wildflowers
Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Margaret McKenny,Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 462
Release: 1968
ISBN: 9780395911723
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to Wildflowers Book Excerpt:

This book is a guide to the wildflowers in the Northcentral and Eastern regions of the United States.

Naturalist s Guide to Observing Nature

Naturalist s Guide to Observing Nature
Author: Kurt Rinehart
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780811732680
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Naturalist s Guide to Observing Nature Book Excerpt:

A fresh look at the fundamentals of observing nature that will not only help you identify wildlife more accurately, it will lead to a deeper understanding of the natural processes going on around you.

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America
Author: Nathan Pieplow
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 649
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 0547905610
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive field guide that uses an innovative Sound Index to allow readers to quickly identify unfamiliar songs and calls of birds in western North America. Bird songs and calls are at least as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. Yet short of memorizing each bird’s repertoire, it’s difficult to sort through them all. Now, with the western edition of this groundbreaking book, it’s possible to visually distinguish bird sounds and identify birds using a field-guide format. At the core of this guide is the spectrogram, a visual graph of sound. With a brief introduction to five key aspects—speed, repetition, pauses, pitch pattern, and tone quality—readers can translate what they hear into visual recognition, without any musical training or auditory memorization. The Sound Index groups similar songs together, narrowing the identification choices quickly to a brief list of birds that are likely to be confused because of the similarity of their songs. Readers can then turn to the species account for more information and/or listen to the accompanying audio tracks available online. Identifying birds by sound is arguably the most challenging and important skill in birding. This book makes it vastly easier to master than ever before.

Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles Amphibians Fourth Edition

Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles   Amphibians  Fourth Edition
Author: Robert C. Stebbins,Samuel M. McGinnis
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1328715507
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles Amphibians Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

Revised edition of: A field guide to western reptiles and amphibians / text and illustrations by Robert C. Stebbins. 3rd ed. 2003.

Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of North America North of Mexico

Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of North America North of Mexico
Author: Lawrence M. Page,Brooks M. Burr
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0547242069
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of North America North of Mexico Book Excerpt:

In the 20 years since publication of the first edition, the number of freshwater fish species has risen by almost 150. This second edition incorporates all of these new species, plus all-new maps and a collection of new and revised plates.

A Field Guide to Hawks of North America

A Field Guide to Hawks of North America
Author: William S. Clark,Brian K. Wheeler
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780395670675
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to Hawks of North America Book Excerpt:

Identifies all species of North American hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, kites, and ospreys, describing their characteristics and markings.

Farming While Black

Farming While Black
Author: Leah Penniman
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 1603587624
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farming While Black Book Excerpt:

James Beard Foundation Leadership Award 2019: Leah Penniman Choice Reviews, Outstanding Academic Title "An extraordinary book...part agricultural guide, part revolutionary manifesto"--VOGUE In 1920, 14 percent of all land-owning US farmers were black. Today less than 2 percent of farms are controlled by black people—a loss of over 14 million acres and the result of discrimination and dispossession. While farm management is among the whitest of professions, farm labor is predominantly brown and exploited, and people of color disproportionately live in “food apartheid” neighborhoods and suffer from diet-related illness. The system is built on stolen land and stolen labor and needs a redesign. Farming While Black is the first comprehensive “how to” guide for aspiring African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the distinct, technical contributions of African-heritage people to sustainable agriculture. At Soul Fire Farm, author Leah Penniman co-created the Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion (BLFI) program as a container for new farmers to share growing skills in a culturally relevant and supportive environment led by people of color. Farming While Black organizes and expands upon the curriculum of the BLFI to provide readers with a concise guide to all aspects of small-scale farming, from business planning to preserving the harvest. Throughout the chapters Penniman uplifts the wisdom of the African diasporic farmers and activists whose work informs the techniques described—from whole farm planning, soil fertility, seed selection, and agroecology, to using whole foods in culturally appropriate recipes, sharing stories of ancestors, and tools for healing from the trauma associated with slavery and economic exploitation on the land. Woven throughout the book is the story of Soul Fire Farm, a national leader in the food justice movement. The technical information is designed for farmers and gardeners with beginning to intermediate experience. For those with more experience, the book provides a fresh lens on practices that may have been taken for granted as ahistorical or strictly European. Black ancestors and contemporaries have always been leaders—and continue to lead—in the sustainable agriculture and food justice movements. It is time for all of us to listen.

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America
Author: Sheri Williamson
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780618024964
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive guide to North America's thirty-one species of hummingbirds explains how to identify the various species and provides detailed notes on plumages, behaviors, habitats, migration, and breeding and wintering distributions, as well as tips on attracting and feeding these birds. Simultaneous.

The New Healing Herbs

The New Healing Herbs
Author: Michael Castleman
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2001-04-21
ISBN: 9781579543044
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Healing Herbs Book Excerpt:

The newly revised and updated reference guide to herbal medicine offers readers sound advice on how to use more than 100 popular plants for healing purposes.

The Prepper s Guide to Foraging

The Prepper s Guide to Foraging
Author: David Nash
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 1634508424
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prepper s Guide to Foraging Book Excerpt:

Revised and updated. The Prepper's Guide to Foraging is not a plant identification guide in the traditional sense. It is instead a guide to using plants to supplement other means of food production and subsistence living. Author David Nash believes that there is not enough land available for to support a large-scale return to the hunter-gatherer lifestyle in the event of a large-scale disaster, but that botanical knowledge does provide an edge to the well prepared. This book advocates the acquisition of knowledge to allow its reader to safely identify, harvest, and use common North American plants. Wild plants can provide shelter, material, medicine, and food to help the reader extend stored food as well as to create items that may be otherwise unavailable during a crisis. Twenty-five easily identified plants common to the United States are described and illustrated with notations for their common usage. Each plant described in this book comes with one recipe for food as well as detailed instructions for at least one alternative use. Additional instructions for the preparation of standard medicinal items like tinctures, creams, and infusions are included as well as botanical guides to help identify other plants is included. Special emphasis has been added for North American trees.

CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices

CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices
Author: James A. Duke
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2002-09-27
ISBN: 1420040480
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices Book Excerpt:

"Let food be your medicine, medicine your food."-Hippocrates, 2400 B.C.When the "Father of Medicine" uttered those famous words, spices were as important for medicine, embalming, preserving food, and masking bad odors as they were for more mundane culinary matters. Author James A. Duke predicts that spices such as capsicum, cinnamon, garlic, ginger

Healing Appalachia

Healing Appalachia
Author: Al Fritsch
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2007-05-11
ISBN: 0813172179
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing Appalachia Book Excerpt:

Healing Appalachia is a practical guide for environmentally conscious residents of Appalachia and beyond. It is also the first book to apply “appropriate technology,” or the most basic technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, to this specific region. Authors Al Fritsch and Paul Gallimore have performed over 200 environmental resource assessments in thirty-three states. They bring this knowledge to bear as they examine thirty low-cost, people-friendly, and environmentally benign appropriate technologies that can be put to work today in Appalachia. They discuss such issues as renewable energy and energy conservation, food preservation and gardening, forest management, land use, transportation, water conservation, proper waste disposal, and wildlife protection. They pay close attention to the practicality of each technique according to affordability, ease of use, and ecological soundness. Their subjects range from solar home heating to greenhouses, from aquaculture to compost toilets, from organic gardening to wildlife restoration and enhancement, and from solar cars to microhydropower facilities. Their discussions of each topic benefit from the knowledge gained from thirty years of practical experience at environmental demonstration centers and public interest and educational organizations. Each section of the book includes details on construction and maintenance, as well as resources for locating further information, making this an essential volume for everyone who cares about the future of Appalachia.

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs Second Edition

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs  Second Edition
Author: James A. Duke
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2002-06-27
ISBN: 1420040464
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Still considered the definitive work on medicinal herbs and their uses after two decades, the Handbook of Medicinal Herbs has undergone a long-anticipated revision. In the second edition, world-renowned ethnobotanist James A. Duke provides up-to-date data on over 800 of the world’s most important medicinal plant species. The book contains more species, phytochemicals, proven indications, folk indications, and dosage data than the first edition in a new easier to use format. The in-depth content, the addition of color plates and over 200 black and white illustrations makes this book the most comprehensive resource on medicinal herbs available. NEW IN THE SECOND EDITION: · Over 100 color plates, 4 color maps · Over 200 black and white illustrations · Over 800 medicinal plants — more than twice as many as the previous edition organized alphabetically by common name · More herbs from the African, Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Jamu traditions EASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION YOU NEED Designed to give you fast access to the information you need on a regular basis, this new edition is organized more systematically than any other medicinal herb publication. The entries are now arranged alphabetically by common name with the scientific name in parenthesis. Major synonyms are also provided. · It has become increasingly clear that there are hundreds of biologically active compounds, often additive or synergistic, in all our plants, foods, spices, herbs, medicinal, and poisonous plants. The debate continues on how these plants work and how they should be used. Blending scientific fact with folk uses and the author’s personal experience, Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition provides the most well rounded discussions of safety, efficacy, toxicity, and rational use found in any herbal reference.

Duke s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America

Duke s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America
Author: James A. Duke
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2008-10-24
ISBN: 9781420043174
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Duke s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America Book Excerpt:

Finalist for 2009 The Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries Literature Award! A Comprehensive Guide Addressing Safety, Efficacy, and Suitability About a quarter of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants and more than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are being investigated as potential cures for cancer. Curare comes from a tropical vine and quinine from the cinchona tree. A comprehensive guide to safety, efficacy, and suitability, Duke’s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America responds to continuing interest in medicinal plants and the potential remedies they contain. Determine Which Species Can Be Used for Specific Targets The author of Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook and CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, James A. Duke covers roughly 500 of the more important Native Latin American medicinal plants in a highly organized format. After a brief introduction, each entry contains scientific and colloquial names, synonyms, reference to illustrations, notes, biological activities, medicinal indications, dosages, potential hazards, extracts, and references. This format supplies a starting point for determining which species can be used for specific targets. Better Data Helps You Focus Your Search Year-round moderate temperatures, abundant rainfall, and rich soils make tropical Latin America home to nearly 100,000 of the world’s 300,000 known species of plants, and therefore home to untold numbers of potential cures. Focusing on 500 of the most well-known and well-studied plants, this book helps you focus your search for ammunition against constantly evolving pathogens and newly emerging diseases.