12cm x 19cm
This book is the perfect field guide for the wild food plants of Australia. It is presented in a concise, convenient form to facilitate quick and ready reference in the field.
Tim Low has provided a truly reliable guide to our edible flora, making identification easy. Thus it is a perfect companion for bushwalkers, naturalists, scientists, and, with emphasis on wild food cuisine, gourmets.
Low describes more than 180 plants - from the most tasty and significant plant foods of southern and eastern Australia to the more important and spectacular inland and tropical foods. Distribution maps are provided with each description plus notes on how these plants were used in the past and can be used today.
Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings there is also a guide to poisonous and non-poisonous plants, and information on introduced food plants, the nutrients found in wild food plants, on bush survival, and how to forage for and cook wild food plants.
Tim Low is one of Australia 's leading nature writers and a superb photographer. He regularly contributes to the magazines Australian Natural History, Nature and Health and Simply Living. He is the author of several books, most notably Bush Tucker and more recently Bush Medicine.