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The herb book : the stories, science, and history of herbs / [contributors, Dr. Ross Bayton, Peter Marren, Sonya Patel Ellis, Michael Scott, OBE].

Bayton, Ross, (contributor.). Marren, Peter, (contributor.). Patel, Sonja, (contributor.). Scott, Michael, 1951- (contributor.).

"More than 80 varieties of herbs are profiled in fascinating detail, with beautiful visuals and in-depth explorations of their science, history, uses, and cultural significance Immerse yourself in stories and pictures of these useful plants, from herb gardens to remote wildernesses. Herbs have been used by humans throughout history - for cooking, medicine, rituals, and more. They are also a huge part of the modern world, from gardening, food, and cosmetics to medicines fighting diseases such as malaria. With vibrant illustrations and expert knowledge, The Herb Book takes a close-up look at a wide range of herbs from around the world, showcasing their botanical characteristics, medicinal, cosmetic, and culinary properties and uses, and cultural impact on the lives of humans. Featuring key scientific facts along with historical and mythological stories, this book provides a rich blend of information on these extraordinary plants and their role in our world"--Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9780744069815
  • ISBN: 0744069815
  • ISBN: 9780241569504
  • ISBN: 0241569508
  • Physical Description: 304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Herbs and their uses -- Trees and shrubs -- Perennial flowering herbs -- Annual and biennial flowering herbs -- Other herbs.
Subject: Herbs.
Herbs > Varieties.
Herbs > History.
Herbs > Therapeutic use.
Cooking (Herbs)
Genre: Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 581.63 (Text)
Bookplate: In honor of Salvatore M. Gattuso, Sr.
33062009758583 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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