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Description - A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand by Andrew Crowe

A go-to, illustrated field guide of edible native New Zealand plants, including a section on poisonous plants.

A go-to, illustrated field guide of edible native New Zealand plants, including a section on poisonous plants.

In this useful and attractive book, over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail 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 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143019220
ISBN-10: 0143019228
Format: Paperback / softback
(186mm x 128mm x 17mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Penguin Books (NZ)
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
Publish Date: 4-May-2004
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Andrew Crowe

Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama.

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