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Bush Food by Jennifer Isaacs

Bush Food by Jennifer Isaacs

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Bush Food

Aboriginal Food and Herbal Medicine

by Jennifer Isaacs

Weldons, 1987, [First Edition], ISBN 094970833X, colour photographs throughout, photographic endpapers, photographic title pages, hardcover with colour photographic glossy boards, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, previous owners’ inscription on half title page, dustjacket shows a minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)

“For perhaps fifty thousand years the Aboriginal people have lived and lived well in Australia.  They have watched the winds, rains, the grasses, trees and flowers and known immediately where to go for food.  They have developed a unique knowledge of native plants and a deep understanding of the value of many animal products.
Bush Food is an exploration of these traditional skills and a compendium of the kinds of foods eaten by Aborigines.  It indicates how food is caught or gathered, hunted or picked, how it is prepared and cooked, and what nutritional value it has.  It considers, too, the use of natural products in traditional Aboriginal herbal medicine.
Illustrated lavishly with specially commissioned photographs, this book will be treasured by all those with a love of the Australian environment and a desire to understand what it can offer to sustain human life.”


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