Tending the Wild, by M.Kat Anderson

Tending the Wild
Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources
by M. Kat Anderson
paperback, 526 pages

This long-awaited, meticulously researched compendium of indigenous land management practices includes stunning chapters on California when first encountered by Europeans and detailed explication of the care of, harvesting of, and use of California's native plants. A fascinating blend of anthropology, ethnobotany, and natural history, it is elegantly and concisely written and beautifully illustrated. Highly recommended!