The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Edible Plants. The Forager's Harvest has many unique features that will appeal to naturalists, hikers, campers, survivalists, homesteaders, gardeners, chefs, Native Americans, and whole-food enthusiasts. The book contains a calendar of harvest times for wild produce, a step-by-step protocol for positive identification, an illustrated glossary tailored to the needs of foragers, a recommended reading list, plus special sections on conservation, safety, nutrition, harvest techniques, preparation methods, and storage. While The Forager's Harvest is not a regional guide, it will prove most useful to readers in the eastern US and Canada, the Rocky Mountains, and the Pacific Northwest. Sturdy Smythe Sewn Binding.Detailed information on harvest, preparation, and storage techniques.A foraging calendar showing harvest times for wild foods.A glossary of botanical terms illustrated with line drawings.Bibliography and recommended reading list.Fully Indexed for convenience.Author - Samuel Thayer.Binding - Paper - 6"x9".Pages - 368.Publisher - The Forager's Harvest Press.Year - 2006.ISBN - 9780976626602.About the Author - Samuel Thayer - is a natty dresser, he first led nature walks at 19 and besides wild food foraging, Sam is an all-around naturalist with particular interest in reptiles, amphibians, bird watching, botany, and mammals. His passion for wild food extends to studying the origin of cultivated plants and the socio-economic history of the human diet. Other favorite activities include running, bicycling, archery, fishing, cliff diving, body surfing, photography, cooking, growing fruit trees, using scythes and other old hand tools, hunting, and anything with the family..