American Household Botany

American Household Botany

A History of Useful Plants, 1620-1900

Book - 2004
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Until recent times, people had to choose herbs and vegetables that would last through the winter, woods that would provide heat efficiently, and plant fibers sturdy enough for weaving. Sumner (medical botany, Harvard U.) examines the ways European settlers adapted the plants and the lore they brought with them to the environment of the New World, and how this combined knowledge served ordinary people up to the beginning of the twentieth century. She includes a collection of photographs and a number of period illustrations. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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In this fascinating book, a celebrated author rescues from the pages of history the practical experience and botanical wisdom of generations of Americans.

Publisher: Portland, Ore. : Timber Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780881926521
Characteristics: 396 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm


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