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A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America [Paperback]

Lee Allen Peterson , Roger Tory Peterson
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Sept. 1 1999 Peterson Field Guides
More than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous look-alikes, are described here, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs showing precisely how to recognize each species. Also included are habitat descriptions, lists of plants by season, and preparation instructions for 22 different food uses.

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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware Dec 30 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Though still an excellent field guide buyers should be aware that this book is merely a rejacketed version of the 1977 edition. It has not been updated and the recommended reading list in the back does not contain material published past 1976. The September 1999 publishing date doesn't mean you are getting the most up to date field guide on wild edibles, just a new cover on an old reference book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars expected more Oct. 7 2013
By jolea
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The content is good and descriptions but from a novices point of view I would have liked actual photos instead of pencil drawings and no colour
The cover is deceptive
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yum Dec 8 2012
By Cassie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Loved it. If civilization collapsed tomorrow, i would feel comfortable finding my own food. Drastic but true. It was very informative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great to take along on a hike April 30 2012
By Joanne
Format:Paperback
With its clear information and illustrations about edible plants, this is useful book to take along on a hike or canoe trip.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I have an older print Jan. 12 2004
Format:Paperback
The only difference being the front cover has been updated.
This has a lot of very good line drawings and some photos. The information in it is very good.
But, I would suggest that people cross reference the plants they find with another field book before eating something.
The descriptions in the book are short, the emphasis is on the use of the plant and were you may find them. Remeber with out looking closely an untrained eye may mistake water hemlock (deadly) with water parsnip, cow parsnip, angelica, or wild raison at a quick glance. And that could be unfortunate to say the least. Other then that warning though I enjoyed this book and have had it a long time. It tends to be one of the books I carry with me when I go hiking and looking for plants and birds.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This book contains descriptions and uses of hundreds of useful plants and is probably the most imporant book to have in your edible plant book collection. It also gives fair warning when some evidence suggests possible risks.

Despite these points, there are some things that make it hard to use. First, because they are trying to cram in as many plants as possible, they don't give enough attention to many plants that deserve it and give very breif descriptions, although they do point out some of the main identifying features. Second, the pictures, at least for the first half of the book, are simply recycled from the Peterson Guide to Wildflowers, which means that they often leave out important parts that you really need to see. Third, the book is organized for the most part so that you can't find a plant unless you know the color of the flower, which makes it really difficult to recognize plants unless you find them during the period they flower, which is usually pretty short. And did anyone notice that they switched the pictures of Nodding Wild Onion and Field Garlic on page 115?

Of course, the descriptions and drawings are better than most books on the subject, and it does have many useful features, so this book is definately worth having.
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