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A Peterson Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs
Contributor(s): Hobbs, Christopher (Author), Foster, Steven (Author), Peterson, Roger Tory (Editor)

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ISBN: 0395838061     ISBN-13: 9780395838068
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: April 2002

Annotation: This guide offers the most comprehensive treatment of medicinal plants of western North America ever published. It includes five hundred color photographs, information on where the plants are found and their medicinal uses, and an index to medical topics covering a wide range of ailments. 500 photos.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Nature | Plants - General
- Health & Fitness | Herbal Medications
- Science | Life Sciences - Botany
Dewey: 581.634
LCCN: 2002020747
Series: Peterson Field Guides (Hardcover)
Physical Information: 1.06" H x 5.14" W x 7.4" (1.50 lbs) 448 pages
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
Features: Bibliography, Glossary, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents
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Publisher Description:
The most complete work on the medicinal plants of western North America, this guide offers the best information in the world on the nearly 500 species covered, much of it available for the first time. More than 530 color photographs illustrate the plants. An index to medical topics helps locate information on specific ailments. Symbols next to the plant descriptions provide quick visual warnings for poisonous and allergenic plants. Organized by flower color for fast identification, this guide is an essential aid to appreciating native plants and the wild areas they inhabit.

Contributor Bio(s): Peterson, Roger Tory: - ROGER TORY PETERSON, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars.Hobbs, Christopher: - Christopher Hobbs, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, teacher, and consultant to the dietary supplement industry, has written many books on herbal medicine, including Herbs for Dummies and Dietary Supplements for Dummies.
Foster, Steven: - With more than 40 years of experience in the herbal field, Steven Foster is author, co-author, and photographer of seventeen books. He lives in Eureka Springs Arkansas, in the heart of the medicinal plant-rich Ozarks.
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