All Shops
We're still open for business, read our Covid-19 statement here

British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £30 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Field Guides & Natural History  Botany  Economic Botany & Ethnobotany

The New Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America A Field Guide to Edible (and Poisonous) Flowering Plants, Ferns, Mushrooms and Lichens

Field / Identification Guide New
By: Merritt Lyndon Fernald(Author), Alfred Charles Kinsey(Author), Steve William Chadde(Author)
464 pages, b/w illustrations, distribution maps
The New Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America
Click to have a closer look
  • The New Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America ISBN: 9781951682118 Paperback Oct 2019 Expected dispatch within 3-4 days
    £28.99
    #250053
Price: £28.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America, originally published in 1943, was a landmark book in terms of its thoroughness (covering nearly 1000 plant species, plus poisonous plants, mushrooms, seaweeds and lichens) and its detailed descriptions of each plant and their uses. This extensively revised new edition updates each plant's scientific name, adds distribution maps for many species, and includes all-new illustrations. Also added are cautionary notes for plants once considered safe to eat but which are now considered dangerous if eaten or improperly prepared.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950) was a legendary American botanist. Based at Harvard University, he published more than 850 scientific papers and wrote and edited the seventh and eighth editions of Gray's Manual of Botany, long the standard flora of the region. As evident in this book, he also had a deep interest in wild food plants and made many experiments with plants to determine their edibility and how best to prepare them.

Alfred Charles Kinsey (1894-1956) was an American biologist and professor of entomology and zoology at Indiana University, but perhaps most remembered as the founder, in 1947, of the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.

Steve Chadde (b. 1955) is a botanist and plant ecologist who developed a passion for the natural world at an early age. His grandparents, German immigrants to the United States, were avid gardeners and provided him with many memories of picking fresh fruit and garden vegetables as part of healthy, delicious meals. Later, in addition to his education and professional work as a botanist, he continued to expand on his knowledge of plants and their many uses. He has published numerous books on plants, including his recent state floras for Minnesota (2013), Wisconsin (2013), and for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (2014). He is pleased to make this landmark work on edible plants once again available to a new generation.

Field / Identification Guide New
By: Merritt Lyndon Fernald(Author), Alfred Charles Kinsey(Author), Steve William Chadde(Author)
464 pages, b/w illustrations, distribution maps
Current promotions
Handbook of the mammals of the world batsJohn Beaufoy PublishingNest Box Price List 2020Order your free copy of our 2020 equipment catalogue