Basic Essential Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs. More than one hundred Paleolithic plants described in this book are high in fiber, calcium, and protein and full of vitamins and minerals. They are low in fat, too. Many contain healthful omega-3 essential fatty acids, which help prevent inflammatory conditions that may lead to heart disease, arthritis, and cancer.
This book tells of the secret life of bugs: When they evolved; what they look like; how their bodies work; where they live; and why they behave the way they do.
How To Find Morels. The book covers all aspects of finding and eating morels: identification of true and false morels; what to wear (and not to wear) and take with you on mushroom hunts; when to search for morels; the best places to look for them; cleaning and preservation methods; and, of course, delicious recipes using morels in dozens of different dishes, from soups to entrees
Unlike other mushroom field guides this book is unique in that it focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most important, it presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion.
This comprehensive book for expert and amateur alike offers tips on how, where, and when to collect wild mushrooms; suggestions for culinary uses; a section on mushroom toxins; and pictorial keys and glossaries to aid the user in precise identification.
Snakes, a Golden Guide. This Golden Guide from St. Martins Press illustrates in full color the most common, widespread, important, ro unusual representative snakes from each of the 18 families of Lepidoptera.
The Family Butterfly Book. Learn how to, hold and hand feed a butterfly, grow host plants and nectar plants, make butterfly nets and rearing cages, and identify common and endangered North American butterflies.
The Life Cycle of Butterflies. Experience the life cycles of 22 common backyard butterflies, in this unique collection of stunning full color, up-close photography, all taken in a live garden setting.
Designed for both beginners and experienced explorers this guide is fully illustrated and comprehensive. It includes practical information, time-tested nature skills, and new ways to rediscover the earth around us. Today most Americans live in the city or suburbs, a safe, comfortable life, at least on the surface. Few of us realize how close we are to the elemental struggle for survival, until disaster strikes. Yet it is possible to be prepared.
With this book, Tom Brown expands on basic wilderness survival by sharing the philosophy and skills needed to establish a more enduring relationship to the natural world, through the full turning of the seasons. Like all of the author's books, it contains a unique and enlightening perspective expressed in the nitty gritty of wilderness skills
Here is the perfect guide to exploring the wonders of nature with children safely. Whether your outdoor experience includes day tripes to local parks or long wilderness treks, Tom Brown, Jr., can help children and adults fully appreciate the boundless beauty of our most precious natural resources. The ideal handbook for parents, teachers, counselors, and children, it can make every trip to a park or forest a safe and educational wilderness adventure. It includes: Observing and identifying animals and plants; Lost-proofing children; Stalking and tracking; Finding water and food in nature; Safety and first aid.
The best introduction to the skills of nature observation, invisible movement and tracking used by Native Americans since time immemorial.