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The Random House book of herbs
Phillips, Roger, 1932-
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New York : Random House, [1990]
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192 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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SB351.H5 P485 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
SB351.H5 P485 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The indispensable new reference book for every herb enthusiast With over 400 plants illustrated in full color, this is the most comprehensive photographic guide to herbs and plants grown all over the world for their culinary and medicinal properties. Included are descriptions of the plants' distinctive features for identification, botanical information showing where each is found, and how to grow it or gather it from the wild. The text relates the history of the plant, describes its traditional uses in cooking, medicine, or cosmetics, and where appropriate details modem research supporting long-held beliefs about the effectiveness of the plant.

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Booklist Review

This is the fourth installment in the Random House series of illustrated guides; previous volumes have covered roses, shrubs, and bulbs. The book is organized in nine sections: culinary herbs, salad herbs, vegetables, berries, herb teas, scented herbs, strewing herbs, dye plants, and medicinal herbs (by far the largest group). Included are descriptions of each plant's distinctive features, botanical information, and advice on growing and gathering, as well as history and traditional uses in cooking, medicine, or cosmetics. Color photographs illustrate the more than 400 plants in this comprehensive paperback guide. Index. ~--George Cohen

Library Journal Review

Ideal for plant identification and selection, this terrific series features immaculate photography (one picture for virtually every entry) and clear, concise text that discusses the physical attributes, native area, and hardiness of each plant. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.