Early Uses of California Plants

Early Uses of California Plants

by Edward K. Balls

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Overview

Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Information from many sources has been compiled here to present the most important uses of plants by early inhabitants of California, as well as methods of preparing the plants for use. The Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Indian method of leaching acorn meal so it could be eaten, the medicinal value of Yerba Mansa, the use of other plants for making baskets, rope, and clothing, are some of the subjects treated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520000728
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/01/1962
Series: California Natural History Guides , #10
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 4.75(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Introduction
Acknowledgments
A note to the reader

1. Food Plants
2. Drink Plants
3. Fibers and Basketry Plants
4. Medicinal Plants
5. Soap and Fish Poison Plants
6. Dye, Gum, and Tobacco Plants
7. Present-Day Uses of Some California Plants

References
Checklist-Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|Index of Common and Scientific Names

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