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This is a great way to introduce your children to medicinal plants. The book is written for children and focus on a small number of common plants, but teaches them what they need to know to harvest and prepare these properly. Parents should plan to be involved so it makes it a great family experience.
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North America - General
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Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing’s contributors describe ways of being that reflect a worldview that has guided humanity for 99% of human history; they describe the practical traditional wisdom stemming from Nature-based relational cultures that were or are guided by this worldview. Such cultures did not cause the kinds of anti-Nature and de-humanizing or inequitable policies and practices that now pervade our world. Far from romanticizing Indigenous histories, Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom offers facts about how human beings, with our potential for good and evil behaviors, can live in relative harmony again. Contributions cover views from anthropology, psychology, sociology, leadership, native science, native history, and Native art.

Tracker Eugene Halton and Jon Young are contributors and editors in this important book.

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A lovely children’s story about a mom and her daughter meeting up with a mama bear and her cub at the blueberry patch. This is a classic, 1948 publication that never loses its charm.

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This book has everything from flowers to trees to weeds in it. It is the most comprehensive book on tropical medicinal plants that I have ever found. You have to know what to do with the plants, but this book will tell you what they are used for in many different cultures across the Pacific and Asia. Many of these plants are also found in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Submitted by Leslie Cole.

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This one is more ethnobotanical, so it covers medicine and many different uses across Polynesia. It would also apply to other tropical regions around the world. It has 17 pages on the coconut alone. This type of thing is common knowledge to people who live in this area, but to those unfamiliar with tropical landscapes, it can be quite useful and save time learning everything the hard way.   Submitted by Leslie Cole.

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Herbal Antivirals gets into the meat of the problem facing humanity. From the position of science he explains how this most likely is the beginning of our problems. He explains the viruses we have faced and are facing and possibilities for the future. He gets into compounding the herbs for most effective healing. There is a brief but concise discussion of medicine making. The list of herbs are best suited for antiviral. Reviewed by John Huffman

North America - General
North America - General
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If you’re new to working with medicinal herbs, this is an excellent book. It’s not a full guide to all herbs, but focuses well on some of the most common. It is also helpful because she describes specifically how to make all the different kinds of preparations, from decoctions to tinctures to salves and oils. She’s also used all of these herbs herself for most of her life so the information is trustworthy.

North America - General
North America - General
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This is a good overall book, especially for those just getting started with tracking. The highlight for me is the information on animal behaviors. This is particularly helpful when you’re dealing with a new animal- or hoping to interact with a new species.  A ton of information in this book. 

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This is an outstanding guide for trackers. It has detailed information about each species such as gait patterns, sign, scat and habitats. Invaluable for learning how find and understand the tracks of these animals.

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This is the very compelling story of Geronimo and his people. There is so much to be learned from their skills and the amazing strategies Geronimo had for keeping his people safe.

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