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The Wild Food Trailguide Paperback – May 1, 1990


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co (P) (May 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805013458
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805013450
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,101,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alan Hall is a journalist, author and teacher with a career that spans nearly four decades. He graduated from Cornell University with majors in Journalism and science writing in 1967. He moved to New York to pursue a career but had a weekend house (a run down farm) near Cornell. Because his father was a botanist and naturalist, he took to rural life and learned plant lore. He took a leave of absence and moved to the upstate NY farm and produced much of the manuscript there. Later, Hall became senior editor charge of science, environment and energy coverage at BusinessWeek. He also served as Executive Editor at Scientific American magazine. Today, he teaches online courses in journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Hall has received numerous journalism awards, including the AAAS/ Westinghouse Journalism Award, and is a recipient of the McGraw-Hill Corporate Achievement Award. His projects have both won and been finalists for the prestigious, National Magazine Award.


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Arin Archer on June 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
I had this book years ago and found food very easily based on the illustrations and descriptions in the book. The author covers all geographical areas of the US, explains in what environs each plant can be found, the season to find each one, which parts of the plant are edible, and how to prepare for consumption. He also covers poisonous plants, and explains how to tell the difference between edible and poisonous plants that resemble each other.

Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Marie Morris on December 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
I found the book to be a very exceptional source of information for wild edible foods found throughout the United States. The author has given the identifying characteristics, other common names, habitat, season as well as the collection and uses of each plant. The book offers a delightful assortment of easily identifiable, tasty wild foods that would surely interest even the novice forager.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tyler Brown on October 20, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is wonderful. It illustrates a wide range of fruits, nuts, and fauna that are edible and commonly available on the trail. It has been an entertaining and educational tool on hiking trips with my sons, and the survivalist in me loves the confidence I dervive from knowing that if I did ever get lost in the woods I wouldn't starve with this book at my side.
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