The A to Z Book of Weeds and Other Useful Plants

The A to Z Book of Weeds and Other Useful Plants

Those pesky plants you want to eradiucate can be healthy foods, medicine and more!

The weeds we typically spend millions trying to eradicate each year have served mankind for thousands of years as they provide food, medicine, shelter, clothing and pleasure to millions of people worldwide. This book will start you on a journey of discovery not to be missed, starting right outside your door.

About the Book

Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them. When it comes to the world of nature, adults often can’t help other than to say, “Don’t touch that!” “Don’t play with that!” or “Don’t eat that!” Of course, children will do all those things anyway. Therefore, simply, intriguingly, informatively, and I hope humorously, this book tries to introduce young and old alike to the plants around us that are considered to be a nuisance, worthless or potentially harmful:  the weeds.

As we find, those plants that we don’t want, and annually spend millions of dollars trying to eradicate, have served mankind for thousands of years and though we may not realize it, continue to provide food, medicine, shelter, clothing and pleasure to millions of people worldwide. If, seeing a bush or tree laden with fruit, you ever wondered, “Can you eat those?” or have seen a beautiful tiny wild flower and wished you knew its name, this book will start you on a journey of discovery not to be missed, starting right outside your door.

Details
Author:
Genre: Educational
Tag: Art Books
Publisher: Erin Go Bragh Publishing
Publication Year: 2019
Format: HP, PB
Length: 64
Illustrator: Michael P. Earney
ISBN: 9781941345702
List Price: HB $21.95, PB $16.95
About the Author
Michael Earney

Michael Earney is a renowned fine arts painter and has been a commercial artist, tee-shirt designer, maker of one-of-a-kind decorative folding-screens and headboards, ceramic sculptor, a potter, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker.

He co-authored Land and Cattle; his paintings of Mexican masks are collected and published as Magic Faces, Caras Magicas, and he wrote the text which is in English and Spanish. His work is included in Las Aves de los altos de Chiapas and La Pitahaya en las Artes Plasticas, and has contributed both artwork and writing to a variety of publications.