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A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand So armed with a crossbow a copy of Andrew Crowe s Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand and a kg pack loaded with the essentials of survival Brandon headed off to become the firs

  • Title: A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand
  • Author: Andrew Crowe
  • ISBN: 9780143019220
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand By Andrew Crowe, So, armed with a crossbow, a copy of Andrew Crowe s Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand and a 35kg pack loaded with the essentials of survival, Brandon headed off to become the first person to successfully circumnavigate New Zealand s rugged coastline on foot The book he took is this practical field guide to New Zealand s native edible plants So, armed with a crossbow, a copy of Andrew Crowe s Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand and a 35kg pack loaded with the essentials of survival, Brandon headed off to become the first person to successfully circumnavigate New Zealand s rugged coastline on foot The book he took is this practical field guide to New Zealand s native edible plants Here, over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, with information on which part is edible and when, how plants have been utilised, particularly by Maori, their nutritional value, and where they can be found In a separate section, Andrew Crowe also describes important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand or are likely to be confused with the edible plants Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs, this informative book will be of interest to trampers, botanists and all who appreciate New Zealand s native flora Based on the experiences of the author whose interest in the subject lead him to spend 10 days in the bush in February 1974 without any food supplies Has deservedly become an enduring classic from an author who is fast becoming one of our most prolific writers on native plants Mike Oates, Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture The story of how he was inspired to write the book is almost as intriguing as the revelations about his 190 chosen plants Suffice to say, it involved some hungry, testing times in the wild and, at the very least, a couple of knowledgeable mentors a possible life saver Weekend Gardener, Issue 152, 2004.

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    1. This is the sort of book I would prefer to own rather than borrow from the library It s incredible how many of the plants we see every day are not only edible but nutritious, but we take them completely for granted This author also takes the hard work out and taste tests everything he can, but if you re in a survival situation you re not going to be too worried about your palate A very rich resource, with plenty of information, I ll be on the lookout for my own copy of this one.

    2. Very informative and easy to read, with a good photo section My biggest disappointment was in learning that while there are many wild edibles in NZ, not many of them are suited for making a tasty roadside camp breakfast for your boyfriend or appear to taste very good at all There are, however, huge amounts of wild blackberries in NZ thank goodness.

    3. As the name of the book says this is a guide to the native edible plants of New Zealand.The author gives good descriptions of each plant, plus where it grows, what part to use and how to prepare it.

    4. Really good reference book Read it to find info on how to survive in NZ bush Needed to research for my novel for fauna at subalpine level Lots of info in this Was best reference book available in Library.

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