Wild Food In Australia
by A. B. & J. W. Cribb, Paintings by Charles McCubbin
Collins, 1974 [First Edition], 8 colour plates (facing), b/w line drawings throughout text, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0002114402
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, edges rubbed, dustjacket has minor edge and shelf wear
'Dr Cribb and his wife, both expert botanists and naturalists, have drawn on a wide variety of sources for this book, ranging from explorers' journals and Aboriginal lore to empirical experiments (not always successful) of their own.
Wild Food I Australia tells not only how one can survive in the desert or any other apparently inhospitable environment but, in a lighter vein, it also gives many new ideas for supplementing one's daily diet with unusual and interesting bush foods. It throws a fresh light on the rich diversity of wild food-plants in Australia and demonstrates how 'living off the land', whether from choice or necessity, is indeed a practical proposition.
The colour plates have been specially painted by Charles McCubbin, one of Australia's finest botanical artists.'