For a generation, the Basic Illustrated series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Illustrated books tell you what you need to know.Learn how to:Forage for wild plants and herbs and identify edible berriesTreat a variety of ailments and illnesses, from colds to heart disease and moreDistinguish between edible and nonedible parts of plantsModerate your intake of certain plants and herbs to avoid physical illnessMake delicious desserts, herbal teas, and other healthy recipes
Jim Meuninck is a biologist and counselor who, for more than thirty years, has studied the use of wild plants as food and medicine in North America, Europe, Central America, Japan, and China. He lives on the shores of Eagle Lake, in Edwardsburg, Michigan.