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This is an intensely cool book. It really does provide everything you need to know to give quilling a try. From methods of getting quills- even how to wrangle a porccupine- to traditional dyes. With a little practice, the diagrams are effective on how to do the actual quilling, although I have not tried the advance methods. Definitely a great resource to keep this ancient art form alive.
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This book is important because it speaks to things people can do right now. Her journey is an interesting discovery of caretaking from her own experience. When she speaks of native plants, they are mostly to her region, but she also provides resources on how to learn about the native plants of your area. But it’s not just about plants, it’s about creating habitat and natural communities. Lots of little gems in this book. She also has a website with a number of resources, www.humanegardener.com

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An herbal books specifically addressing needs of pre-menopausal and menopausal women. The book includes information on the herbs and how to make preparations. It is not an identification book.

North America - General
North America - General
plants

This book does not address plant identification, but it does an amazing of identifying which plants to use for a vast array of issues for the mother and the child; anything from fertility enhancers to croup. I have not seen another book even close to addressing so many women’s needs during these important years.

North America - General
North America - General
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Authors Dave Canterbury and Jason Hunt have extensive experience in the wilderness and have created a manual to help with the types of injuries or illnesses that can occur while living outdoors. The book includes very practical information, how to modify things you have into useful items as well as what to pack with you and even includes some herbal remedies to support healing. An all around good guide to help us be more effective in dealing with emergencies in the wild.

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This book was written for boy scouts and contains a wide variety of types of shelters- some survival, some long-term. There are drawings and descriptions to help you create your own. A good means to learn some shelter tricks, and an opportunity to evaluate the pros and cons of a wide range of shelters.

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The good thing about this book is that it covers a very wide range of means of preservation including drying, fermenting, pickling, canning, freezing, salting, smoking… and covers everything from meats to milk to vegetables. A good overall guide.

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A wonderful book to introduce children to all the wonders and mysteries of trees!

The birds, the bees, the flowers and the…TREES! How do trees grow? Why do leaves change? What kind of tree is that? The acclaimed Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s guide answers all kids’ (and their parents’) tree-related questions in an easy-to-understand way. It features 33 different trees that grow in North America, from rural Georgia to the streets of New York City to the California suburbs. Each profile includes a beautiful botanical watercolor illustration by author Gina Ingoglia showing the tree as it appears in a particular season, as well as life-size depictions of its leaf, flower, and seed. Readers of all ages will be in awe over the wonderful world of trees.

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A fun way for the very youngest to connect with the animals in nature.

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Look what happens when one little girl decides to make the world more beautiful. Lovely illustrations to accompany the story of the Lupine Lady.

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