By Andy MacKinnon, Linda Kershaw, John Thor Arnason, Patrick Owen, Amanda Karst and Fiona Hamersley-Chambers
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. This book 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 color photographs and illustrations.