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Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this accessible, attractive, and detailed handbook combines 1,500 vivid full-color photos with descriptions of more than 700 species. This authoritative, systematic and clear photographic approach marks a new generation of identification guides.

This comprehensive book explains what an herb is, identifies which parts are collected and prepared, and describes different uses for each--from cooking and medicine to beauty treatment, aromatherapy, and crafts. Essential details of the species' size, habitat, and natural range complete every entry, and a concise glossary explains technical and scientific terms.

Each expertly written entry combines a concise description with annotated photographs to highlight the herb's distinguishing features and chief uses. Color illustrations show the whole plant or tree in its most typical form, while color-coded bands provide quick reference facts.

The guidebook is authored by Lesley Bremness, writer and presenter of the TV show The World of Herbs , who has studied exotic herbs from all around the world. She is also a gifted organic gardener, having first been "discovered" when she won an herb garden design competition at the Chelsea Flower Show, London.
Publisher: New York; Dorling Kindersley; 2002.
ISBN: 9780789493910
Branch Call Number: 581.63 BRE
Characteristics: 304 p.; colored illustrations.


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nutty7688 Jul 11, 2011

Very informative, quick and easy study for anyone interested in Herbs.


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