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Food from the Wild Hardcover – 1 Mar 2005


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd (1 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843308916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843308911
  • Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 1.7 x 24.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 781,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ian Burrows has a degree in Biological Sciences and a Ph.D in microbiology. He was a lecturer in microbiology at the University of Papua New Guinea for ten years and now runs his own business, taking people out on birdwatching and general natural history and wild food identification tours in East Anglia.

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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful By S. Badger on 30 Jun. 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book has become one of my firm favourites in my bushcraft / wildfood library. The work is more comprehensive in the range of edible plants covered than many of the other (better-known) books in this field. A major strength of this book is that it focuses specifically on the edible plants of the UK and Northern Europe. It does not, on the whole, include recipes but does have a lot of factual information. On the back cover it lists as one of its merits 'Detailed artworks provide accurate identification'. Please, please DO NOT try to use this book to identify wild plants (or especially FUNGI) with which you are unfamiliar. The drawings (although very beautiful) are INADEQUATE to make positive identifications. If you are serious about foraging YOU SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK but also buy one (or two) good field guides, for identification purposes. Remember there are many poisonous plants and fungi in the UK.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nick on 21 April 2012
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A well set out and easy to read book! I loved the bold and uncomplicated manner of this book from the second I opened it. Excellent and simple color pictures help to make the whole foragin experience with this book more interactive, compared with say Miles Irving's excellent book (The Forager Handbook) which has black and white pictures an heavier to carry. This book is smaller and lighter the Irving's, therefore making it easier to carry around. The book is set out in sections; Fruit, Nut And Seeds, Flowers, Greens And Vegtables, Herbs, Roots, Whole Plants, Seeweeds, Fungi, which I love, as it means I can skip right to the relevent section without neccessarily knowing the specific plant. Not as comprehensive as Miles Irving's book, but overall easier to use, loads of useful info, and plenty of areas of interest as far a expanding my awareness of wild food.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Mayoh on 26 Nov. 2011
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A brilliant book for anyone wanting to find out more about what you can eat from the countryside. Very informative and the pictures accompany well.
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By Dobby on 9 April 2014
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A great book that is divided into several sections for clarity.
It has clear diagrams and tells you what time of year to look out for each one and also gives some recipe suggestions.
If you're into bushcraft and foraging then this is an invaluable guide!
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