Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples
By (author) Nancy J. Turner
Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples by Nancy J. Turner
Book DescriptionIn Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples, renowned ethnobotanist Nancy J. Turner describes more than 100 plants traditionally harvested and eaten by coastal aboriginal groups. Each description contains botanical details and a colour photograph to help identify the plant, information on where to find it, and a discussion on traditional methods of harvesting and preparation. This popular book remains an essential guide for anyone interested in wild edible plants or traditional cultures of First Peoples living on the coast of British Columbia and adjacent areas in Alaska and Washington.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780772656278
(215mm x 139mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Royal British Columbia Museum
Publisher: Royal British Columbia Museum
Publish Date: 15-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: Canada
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Besides being sources of food, plants provided heat, shelter, transportation, clothing, implements, nets, ropes and containers - the necessities of life - for the First Peoples of British Columbia and adjacent territories. They also made good decorations and ornaments, scents, cleansing agents, insect repellents, and many other items.
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Author Biography - Nancy J. Turner
Dr Nancy J. Turner is professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and a research associate at the Royal BC Museum. She has written several books and articles on ethnobotany, including two companions to this book: Food Plants of Interior First Peoples and Plant Technology of First Peoples in British Columbia.
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