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Ireland's Generous Nature: The Past and Present Uses of Wild Plants in Ireland

Peter Wyse Jackson

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 Many historical references have been included from a wide range of Irish literature.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.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Missouri Botanical Garden Press
  • Publish Date: Jan 1st, 2014
  • Pages: 754
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 8.00in - 1.60in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780915279784
  • Categories: RegionalLife Sciences - Botany
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