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Matthew Wood is one of my Favorite Herbalists!. This is a must-read for anyone  interested in healing with herbs.  This book is comprehensive regarding the physical herbs, and also the spiritual levels of relationships with our herbal allies.  There is a lot of wisdom about herbs in this book.
North America - General
North America - General
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This is a fun story for young people with 12 year old, Dakota aka Bones, and his journey to find the missing treasure of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It’s a fun adventure that takes place in Utah’s red rock country. The character has some unique skills, like free diving, and demonstrates perseverance, ingenuity and caring as he endeavors to decipher the map. Dakota runs into a period where he is left to survival and demonstrates some good, mostly realistic survival skills. One thing I especially like about the story is that Dakota’s motivation isn’t greed or for himself, but to help his ill grandfather.
North America - Western
North America - Western
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This book was submitted by Brian Ruppert. He writes:

This book is part of the curriculum in the Herbalist course. Some of the terms are outdated, such as dropsy (edema).  Tinctures,
decoctions, teas, etc. are included in this book.  Formulas or recipes are provide w/ amounts of herb for each.

North America - General
North America - General
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The Pocket Guide to 125 Medicinal Plants and their Uses (Healing Arts) Was submitted by Brian Ruppert who writes:  I have a number of foraging/medicinal and edible plant books, and this is one of my favorites.  My only issue with this book so far is that the pictures of the plants are drawings and not color photos.
North America - General
North America - General
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This charming book is a must for families wanting to instill gratitude for life, for all things of the Earth and for each other in their children. The book was written by Tracker Sarah Milicia and the link is to a free video of the book being read by Tracker Ingrid Mertens. The book is available for purchase at Barnes and Noble.

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This is a reading of the book by Tracker, Ingrid Mertens. It’s a lovely story about the circle of life and community of the forest. Beautiful artwork by Scott Banfill.  It looks like the book may be out of print, so this is a wonderful way to share this story with your kids.

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This book explores the philosophical, moral and ideological issues contained within the book and movie series, Planet of the Apes. It explores human impacts on the world, issues around genetic engineering and other scientific endeavors, and the rise and role of humanity. Tracker student, Gene Halton, penned the chapter, Planet of the Degenerate Monkeys, which you can read for free via the link

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This is a good supplemental book. Note, it does not include any identification information, so you need to already know the plant or have another source. What it does have are good descriptions of the various uses of plants by different tribes. It follows up with a section on illnesses and provides recipes and the combinations of plants to use for specific illnesses and conditions.

North America - General
North America - General
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This gem, written by former Tracker Instructor and co-founder of Practical Primitive, Julie Martin, can save you a ton of dirt time. Julie shares all the tricks and tips that will make your bow drill experience successful and enjoyable. Many of the insights can transfer over to other types of fire by friction.

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This book is recommended by Carmen Corridino of Caribbean Earth Skills. It has great photos of overall tree form as well as close-up photos of tree parts.  Also lists some uses of each tree.

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