All around us there are wild plants good for food, medicine, clothing, and shelter, but most of us don't know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, one of the first focused specifically on plants that grow in Texas and surrounding regions of the South and Southwest. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features: Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants. Wild teas and spices. Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials. Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper. Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap. Information on medicinal uses of plants. An identification guide to hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes. Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries. Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes.
Forage the flavors of the west! Southwest Foraging helps new and experienced foragers find the most flavorful wild plants the region has to offer, including barrel cactus, chickweed, Indian tea, and saguaro. This savvy, accessible, full-color guide shows you what to look for, when and where to look, and how to gather in a responsible way. It profiles 117 plants, with detailed information for safe identification, advice on sustainable harvesting, and tips on preparation and use.
Foraged delicacies have become the latest foodie obsession. Wild edibles collected by professional foragers are proliferating on the plates of top-tier restaurants because they offer novel and ultra-fresh sensations for the tongue, and they frequently taste more flavorful than farmed foods. For people seeking new food experiences and wanting to forage for themselves, Idiot's Guides: Foraging shows how to find wild edibles and when and how to harvest them. Includes 30+ tasty recipes that describe how to prepare these wild foods. * Includes common plants all across North America * Covers positive plant identification * Multiple large, full-color photos identify each plant (including the mature plant, how it looks at various stages of growth, and how it looks at the right stage of growth for harvesting) * Each entry gives facts on the plant's habitat, physical properties, which parts are edible, harvesting sustainability, preparation, storage, and poisonous look-alikes * More than 30 delicious recipes * Includes range maps and charts that list plants by habitat and by season
Trees are all around, but how much do you know about them? With this handy field guide, you can make tree identification simple, informative and productive. Learn about 180 Texas trees, organized in the book by leaf type and attachment. Fact-filled information contains the information you want to know, while full-page photos provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification. Trees are fascinating and wonderful, and this is the perfect introduction to them.
Describes the culinary and medicinal uses of fifty wild plants found in the Sonoran Desert, along with information about the habitat, synonyms, and precautions for each plant.
Providing coverage for 50 important regional wild edibles, this title contains specific details on their collection, preparation, and utilization. Both range and habitat are discussed assisting in identification. Included are 100 county-by-county maps and nearly 100 color photographs. English, Spanish and scientific names are given as well as a concise listing of medicinal uses. Cautions list look-alike plants and toxicity concerns. Special notes include useful extras and important tidbits. Original.
Describes more than one hundred of the most popular herbal medicines and discusses the medicinal use, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.
Charles W. Kane's latest botanical medicine writing endeavor profiles the leading plant medicines of the western mountain states. The greater Rocky Mountain region (Canada to northern New Mexico) is the book's main coverage area. Additionally, many profiled species are found in the high elevation outlier chains of the Southwest and southern California, west to California's Sierra Nevada, and finally northwest to Oregon and Washington's Cascade Range. Each profile is comprised of the following sections: description, distribution, chemistry, medicinal uses, indications, collection, preparations, dosage, and cautions. Distribution maps (105) and color photos (166) accent each write up, serving to further inform the reader on the essentials of DIY field herbal medicine. An entire chapter is devoted to low/medium tech herbal preparation: teas, tinctures, ointments, liniments, essential oils, etc. Helpful appendices include a therapeutic index, bibliography, glossary, and general index.
Driven to unravel the mystery surrounding the tribe of the Veddas, the tropical island's aboriginal people, traveler, Alexis Debary, hops on a local bus while on holiday on Sri Lanka. Serendipity makes her stumble on, collecting impressions, but she is also Driven to unravel the mystery surrounding the tribe, who still live in the depth of the jungle, and what she ultimately encounters surpasses her expectations and is too precious not to share.
Legend has it that Google deploys over a billion application containers a week. How is that possible? The company decided to share the process through an open source project called Kubernetes, which replicates many of the features found in its internal system. This practical book will prepare you to take advantage of everything the Kubernetes platform has to offer. Rather than an exact copy of its internal Borg system, Kubernetes is an upgrade based on lessons Google learned over the last decade. Kubernetes is also designed to integrate with the most robust container ecosystem: Docker. Developers and Ops practitioners can easily deploy a demo Kubernetes environment and kick the tires, but when it comes time to scale to hundreds of nodes, you’re going to need a reliable field guide. Kubernetes: Up and Running will help you: Learn how to make zero down-time application deployments with Kubernetes Track metrics and logs for every container running in your cluster Discover patterns for running large-scale application deployments that work for big players such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook Explore topics including Kubernetes components (kubelet, API, scheduler, replication controllers); containers; distributed computing; service discovery; and continuous delivery
California's varied landscape is characterized by a spectacular abundance of plant life, including a magnificent variety of trees and shrubs. This is the first book to combine the trees and shrubs of California in one accessible field guide. Trees and Shrubs of California identifies and describes native California tree species and most common shrub species. The text is complemented by more than 200 beautiful line drawings, 300 range maps, and 40 color photographs. In their introduction, the authors discuss the dominant vegetation types, climates, principal landforms, and elevations of California's ecological regions. They explain the classification system and nomenclature used in the book, which includes both scientific and common plant names and is based on the 1993 edition of The Jepson Manual. The authors also provide a step-by-step explanation of how to use the dichotomous keys to identify plants and distinguish between trees and shrubs. This user-friendly field guide minimizes technical terms and includes a checklist, making it an invaluable resource on California's profuse vegetation.
Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.