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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
1299

'The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure...(+)

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Wild Food
Gordon Hillman
Jackie Gill
Classification : Sports & Leisure
Pub Date : Jul 24, 2008
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 272
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340827918
Price : 999

About the book

Ray Mears has travelled the world discovering how native people manage to live on just what nature provides. Whats always frustrated him is not knowing how our own ancestors fed themselves and what we could learn about our own diet.

 

We know they were hunter-gatherers, but no-one has been able to tell what they ate day to day.  How did they find their calories, week in week out throughout the year? What were their staple foods?  Where did they get their vitamins? How did they ensure their bodies received enough variety? In this book he travels back ten thousand years to a time before farming to learn how our ancestors found, prepared and cooked their food.

 

This extraordinary journey reveals many new possibilities many of the same food sources are still there for us if only we know where to look. Through Ray Mears' knowledge of the countryside and the research conducted specially for this book with archaeo-botanist Gordon Hillman, we learn many new, useful and often surprising things about the amazingly rich natural larder that still surrounds us.


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Gordon Hillman
Born in 1964, Ray Mears has travelled the world studying and teaching the art of survival. As well as his TV and writing work, he founded Woodlore, a company which runs training courses in bushcraft a...(+)
Jackie Gill