Friday, July 17, 2009

Referencing Friday (07-17-09 edition)

I have a huge collection of "reference" books: cookbooks, gardening, ethnobotany, crafts, DIY, etc. I've decided that it's time to tackle these books, which don't really require a "real" review. So I will be "reviewing" or "introducing" one each Friday, known now as "Referencing Friday".

Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples by Nancy J. Turner


'Food Plants of Coastal First People' describes more that 100 plants used for food by the aboriginal peoples of coastal British Columbia. Each description contains botanical details and a color photograph to help identify the plant, as well as information on the plant's habitat, its distribution along the coast and how it was used.

This is a great resource for anyone in the NW area who is seeking to learn more about edible native plants. It is for the British Columbia area, but I found it useful for Western WA and the Olympic Mountains as well.

It includes scientific name, common names, botanical description, habitat, distribution in B.C. and Aboriginal use. An image is also included for each plant. This was one of my favorite books when I lived in WA.

# Publisher: University of Washington Press
# Pub. Date: January 2007
# ISBN-13: 9780772656278
# 164pp


Anonymous said...

I love the idea of Referencing Friday! I also love to buy reference books. This book isn't going to help me much in Ohio, but can't wait to see what you have next FRiday :)

Staci said...

The cover makes me hungry!! Like Stacy above I like the idea of this Friday event!! Great way to read all of these reference books you own!! And not only that but to introduce us to these things too!!