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Throughout human history plants have provided us with food, clothing, medicine and shelter. Canada is a huge country with diverse habitats that are home to an incredible diversity of plant species that have helped native peoples and early settlers survive through the centuries. Edible & Medicinal Plants of Canada describes nearly 600 common trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, mosses and lichens that have been used by people from ancient times to the present. More than 800 colour photographs and illustrations.
A respected biologist who serves as a technical advisor on old growth forest research to the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Andrew MacKinnon, also a registered professional forester, is adjunct professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University. He is the author of six Lone Pine books on the plants of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
An avid naturalist since childhood, Linda J. Kershaw focused her studies on botany at the University of Waterloo, earning her master's degree in 1976. Following her education, she worked as a consultant and researcher in northwestern Canada and as an editor/author in Edmonton, while pursuing her two favorite pastimes which are photography and illustrating.