|DERIG, BETTY - OREGON STATE UNIV
|FULLER, MARGARET - OREGON STATE UNIV
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/1/2002
Publication Date: 3/1/2002
Interpretive Summary: The book 'Wild Berries of the West' by Betty B. Derig and Margaret Fuller is reviewed. The book isa comfortable field guide to the common berries to western North America. The book has photographs of plants in flower and fruit. It has native American information concerning plant uses. It also has recipes for using the native berries. This book is a fun book for those who are familiar with plants and for those who want to learn more about plants.
Technical Abstract: The book 'Wild Berries of the West' is reviewed. The book is a comfortable field guide to the commonly found berry-type fruits of western North America. This book combines photographs for use as a field guide, ethnobotanical information concerning plant lore, and recipes for using native berries. The plant species are arranged by botantical families. A few technical details could be improved but the book presents it's information in a fashion useful for the botanically oriented and those who are not.