Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9780915279784 Will Publish January 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Ireland's Generous Nature

The Past and Present Uses of Wild Plants in Ireland

Peter Wyse Jackson

Ireland's Generous Nature

Peter Wyse Jackson

Distributed for Missouri Botanical Garden Press

754 pages | 450 color plates | 8 x 10
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9780915279784 Will Publish January 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Ireland’s Generous Nature is the first ever comprehensive account of the historical and present-day uses of wild plant species in Ireland. It records a wealth of traditional knowledge about Irish plant use, knowledge that has been disappearing fast. More than 1500 wild plants are detailed in a systematic list, which gives both their Irish and English names. Many historical references have been included from a wide range of Irish literature. This lively and scholarly book shows how plants have been used in virtually every aspect of human life in Ireland: food, clothes, medicine, construction, drinks, veterinary medicine, human health and beauty, and even death.
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