Insects

An Edible Field Guide
Author: Stefan Gates
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473550734
Category: Cooking
Page: 144
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Ever been tempted by the thought of trying juicy deep fried mealworms, proteinrich cricket flower, or swapping your Walkers for salt and vinegar flavoured grasshoppers? If so then you are not alone! Over 2 billion people regularly eat insects as part of their diet, and the world is home to around 1,900 edible insect species. For adventurous foodies and daring dieters comes the newest way to save the planet, eat more protein, and tickle taste buds. But this isn’t an insect cookbook. Instead it’s an informative field guide: exploring the origins of insect eating, offering tips on finding edible bugs and serving up a few delicious ideas of how to eat them once you’ve tracked them down! It includes a comprehensive list on edible insects and where to find them, how to prepare them, their versatile usage and nutritional value as well as a few recipes. A bug-eating checklist covering all known edible bugs so readers can mark off the ones they’ve eaten and seek out new delicacies concludes the book. This is a perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful, and adventurous side of entomophagy.

Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants


Author: Bradford Angier
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811720182
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Identifies more than one-hundred plants native to the United States and Canada and offers advice on harvesting and preparation

Field Guide to Insects of South Africa


Author: Mike Picker,Charles Griffiths
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1775845850
Category: Nature
Page: 496
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This trusted best-seller has been comprehensively updated and expanded to feature accounts of over 1,500 species and insect groups. Included are the most common, most economically and ecologically important, interesting and attractive insects in the region. It features: vivid photographs, easy-to-read text, detailed accounts covering identification, biology, distribution and related species, a helpful introduction detailing the significance, life history, collection and photography of insects, and quick reference guides on the inside covers to facilitate identification. Entomologists both amateur and professional, students, gardeners, farmers, tourists and anyone with an interest in the natural world will appreciate this illuminating and invaluable guide.

The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild


Author: Dave Canterbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440598533
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 264
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What to eat, where to find it, and how to cook it! Renowned outdoors expert and New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury provides you with all you need to know about packing, trapping, and preparing food for your treks and wilderness travels. Whether you're headed out for a day hike or a weeklong expedition, you'll find everything you need to survive--and eat well--out in the wild. Canterbury makes certain you're set by not only teaching you how to hunt and gather, but also giving you recipes to make while on the trail. Complete with illustrations to accompany his instructions and a full-color photo guide of plants to forage and those to avoid, this is the go-to reference to keep in your pack. The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild helps you achieve the full outdoor experience. With it, you'll be prepared to set off on your trip and enjoy living off the land.

A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America
Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087073
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

Die Akzeptanz von Insekten in der Ernährung

Eine Studie zur Vermarktung von Insekten als Lebensmittel aus Konsumentensicht
Author: Oliver Meixner,Leonhard Mörl von Pfalzen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658213361
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 157
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Diese Studie untersucht für den deutschsprachigen Raum, ob seitens der Verbraucherinnen und Verbraucher eine Akzeptanz für Insekten als Nahrungsmittel gegeben ist. Die Erkenntnisse zeigen deutlich, dass nur eine Minderheit bereit wäre, Insekten in das alltägliche Ernährungsverhalten zu integrieren. Seit einigen Jahren finden Insekten in der menschlichen Ernährung auch in westlichen Ländern verstärkt Beachtung. Zahlreiche Studien belegen die ökologischen Vorteile einer insektenbasierten Ernährung im Vergleich zu Fleisch aus herkömmlichen Nutztieren wie Rind, Schwein oder Huhn. Es fehlt an entsprechendem Wissen über den Nutzen und die korrekte Zubereitung von Insekten. Die Erkenntnisse dieser Studie können helfen, Strategien zur Erhöhung der Konsumentenakzeptanz von Entomophagie im deutschen Sprachraum zu entwickeln.

Field Guide to Urban Gardening

How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live: Raised Beds - Vertical Gardening - Indoor Edibles - Balconies and Rooftops - Hydroponics
Author: Kevin Espiritu
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 076036396X
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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In Field Guide to Urban Gardening, author Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter. If you think it’s impossible to grow your own food because you don’t have a large yard or you live in the city…think again. There is a plethora of urban gardening options to create beautiful, productive edible gardens no matter where you live. The key to succeeding as an urban gardener is to choose the method(s) that make sense for your unique living situation and then give your plants what they need to thrive. Kevin helps you do just that. But he doesn’t stop there. He also provides in-depth garden plans, from upcycled DIY projects and intensive hydroponic systems to beautiful and functional raised beds. Urban gardening is a real, growing, and important movement in today’s world. This fact-packed book is your roadmap to get growing today. Urban gardening techniques featured include: Container Gardening Raised Beds Indoor Edibles Balconies and Rooftops Hydroponics

A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand


Author: Andrew Crowe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780143019220
Category: Botany
Page: 192
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A practical field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants. Over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, with information on which part is edible and when, how plants have been utilised, particularly by Maori, their nutritional value, and where they can be found. In a separate section, Andrew Crowe also describes important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand or are likely to be confused with the edible plants. Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs, this informative book will be of interest to trampers, botanists and all who appreciate New Zealand's native flora.

A Field Guide to Eastern Forests, North America


Author: John C. Kricher,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395928950
Category: Nature
Page: 488
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Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers

A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain and Southwest Forests


Author: John C. Kricher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395928974
Category: Nature
Page: 374
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Describes the different kinds of forests found in the southwestern United States and identifies and describes the plants and animals found in each habitat

Creepy Crawly Cuisine

The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects
Author: Julieta Ramos-Elorduy,Peter Menzel
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892817474
Category: Cooking
Page: 150
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An introduction to the world of edible insects, complete with recipes and color photographs. Includes an historical look at the use of edible insects in indigenous cultures. Provides information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them. Includes over 60 gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs. The most wholesome source of protein on earth cannot be found in any supermarket in the United States, but it can be found right in your backyard! Insects have been a staple food of almost every indigenous culture, not only because of their delicious flavor but also because they provide a more complete protein than soy, meat, or fish, and are concentrated sources of calcium, niacin, magnesium, potassium, the B-vitamins, and many other nutrients. As the world heads for food shortages in the next century insects can help meet humanity's growing nutritional needs. Creepy Crawly Cuisine tells you everything you need to know to make insects a part of your diet. It includes an overview of the use of edible insects by indigenous cultures, information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them, and over 60 gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs, that let you take the cooking of insects to dazzling culinary heights. As practical as it is unique, Creepy Crawly Cuisine is the ideal gift for followers of the Diet for a Small Planet, adventurous epicures, and cooks who think they have seen it all.

Welcher Pilz ist das?


Author: Andreas Gminder
Publisher: Kosmos
ISBN: 3440143678
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Pilze aus ganz Europa kennen lernen und sicher bestimmen: - Detailwissen direkt am Bild. - Pro Art mehrere Bilder und Zeichnungen. - Schnelle Orientierung durch den Kosmos-Farbcode. - Empfohlen vom NABU.

Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts

How to Find, Identify, and Cook Them
Author: Katie Letcher Lyle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762763035
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts grow along roadsides, amid country fields, and in urban parks. All manner of leafy greens, mushrooms, and herbs that command hefty prices at the market are bountiful outdoors and free for the taking. But to enjoy them, one must know when to harvest and how to recognize, prepare, and eat them. The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts provides everything one needs to know about the most commonly found wild foods—going beyond a field guide's basic description to provide folklore and mouth-watering recipes for each entry, such as wild asparagus pizza, fiddlehead soup, blackberry mousse, and elderberry pie. This fully illustrated guide is the perfect companion for hikers, campers, and anyone who enjoys eating the good food of the earth. With it in hand, nature lovers will never take another hike without casting their eyes about with dinner in mind.

Bienendemokratie

Wie Bienen kollektiv entscheiden und was wir davon lernen können
Author: Thomas D. Seeley
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104017166
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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»Ein wunderbares Buch über den besten Freund des Menschen unter den Insekten...« Edward O. Wilson Die Bienenkönigin ist keine absolute Herrscherin. Im Gegenteil: Bienen entscheiden alle gemeinsam als Schwarm, sie erforschen kollektiv einen Sachverhalt und debattieren lebhaft, um letztlich einen Konsens zu finden. Der bekannte Verhaltensforscher Thomas D. Seeley untersucht seit Jahrzehnten in akribischer Kleinarbeit das Leben der Bienen. In seinem spannend geschriebenen Buch zeigt er anschaulich, was wir von diesen wunderbaren Insekten lernen können und dass die Entscheidung mehrerer klüger als die Einzelner sein kann. Ein reich bebildertes, ebenso faszinierendes wie anregendes Buch. »Seeleys Enthusiasmus und Bewunderung für Bienen sind ansteckend, seine Forschungen meisterhaft.« New York Times »Brillant.« Nature »Fesselnd und bezaubernd.« Science »Das hinreißendste Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres.« Financial Times

A field guide to insects in Australia


Author: Paul Zborowski,Ross Storey
Publisher: Reed A H
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 207
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Copiously illustrated practical guide providing a key to the 26 orders of insects in Australia, and describing the characteristics of the largest and most common families. Gives information about insect biology and life cycles and collecting insects. Includes a glossary and an index. Zborowski is an entomologist working for the CSIRO, and Storey is curator of the QDPI's Mareeba insect collection.

Edible Wild Plants

A Falcon Field Guide
Author: Todd Telander
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762785675
Category: Nature
Page: 104
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Edible Wild Plants highlights ninety of the most common and sought-after edible plant species in North America. Detailed illustrations and descriptions make it easy to identify plants in your backyard and beyond. Organized by family for easy identification, this is the essential source when you’re out in the field.

Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica


Author: Carrol L. Henderson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292734593
Category: Nature
Page: 539
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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates. Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry. In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.

Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America

A Field-to-kitchen Guide
Author: David W. Fischer,Alan E. Bessette
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292792484
Category: Cooking
Page: 264
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Unusual shapes and colors make many mushrooms alluring to the eye, while the exotic flavors and textures of edible mushrooms are a gourmet delicacy for the palate. Yet many people never venture beyond the supermarket offerings, fearing that all other mushrooms are poisonous. With amateur mushroom hunters especially in mind, David Fischer and Alan Bessette have prepared Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America. This field guide presents more than 100 species of the most delicious mushrooms, along with detailed information on how to find, gather, store, and prepare them for the table. More than 70 savory recipes, ranging from soups and salads to casseroles, canapes, quiches, and even a dessert, are included. Throughout, the authors constantly emphasize the need for correct identification of species for safe eating. Each species is described in detailed, nontechnical language, accompanied by a list of key identifying characteristics that reliably rule out all but the target species. Superb color photographs also aid in identification. Poisonous "lookalikes" are described and illustrated, and the authors also assess the risks of allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to edible species and the possibilities of chemical or bacterial contamination.