Ireland's generous nature :
the past and present uses of wild plants in Ireland /
Peter Wyse Jackson.
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"Peter Wyse Jackson's Ireland's Generous Nature is the first ever comprehensive account of the historical and present-day uses of wild plant species in Ireland. It records a wealth of traditional knowledge about Irish plant use, knowledge that has been disappearing fast. More than 1500 wild plants are detailed in a systematic list, which gives both their Irish and English names. Many historical references have been included from a wide range of Irish literature. This lively and scholarly book shows how plants have been used in virtually every aspect of human life in Ireland: food, clothes, medicine, construction, drinks, veterinary medicine, human health and beauty, and even death. The book is richly illustrated with photographs, as well as botanical paintings by Irish artist Lydia Shackleton (1828-1914). Its blend of scientific and historic facts with myths, superstition and tales offers an unrivalled account of the rich heritage of Irish plants."--Page 4 of cover.
Note: Plant names also in Irish.
Map on front endpapers.
"National Botanic Gardens of Ireland."
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Physical description: xii, 750 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour map ; 28 cm.
Varying form of title: Past and present uses of wild plants in Ireland.
9780915279784 (cloth edition)
0915279789 (cloth edition)
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