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Lost Wisdom: A Celebration of Traditional Knowledge from Foraging and Festivals to Seafring and Smoke Signals
 

Lost Wisdom: A Celebration of Traditional Knowledge from Foraging and Festivals to Seafring and Smoke Signals (Paperback)

By Jenner, Paul
By McGovern, Una

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cooking with a range / counting sheep / curing drunkenness finding water / signalling with semaphore / identifying plants and trees making and taking tea / natural first aid / using an abacus navigating by nature / preparing antidotes to poisoning predicting the sex of a baby / r...epairing clothes curing warts / weather forecasting Lost Wisdom is a celebration of the time-honoured wisdom upon which we all once relied. It draws on folklore, tradition and superstition, and is packed with amusing anecdotes and historical extracts which illuminate the beliefs and knowledge of our ancestors. It brings to life the wisdom and practical skills that helped generation after generation, only becoming lost with the advent of mechanization and the technological age. Following in the footsteps of Lost Crafts, Lost Wisdom is a beautiful book that will once more immerse you in the pleasures of the past.
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ISBN 9780550100320
Released NZ 1 Jan 2011
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Paperback
Availability
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780550100320
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint Chambers
Released 1 Jan 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jenner, Paul
By McGovern, Una
Category Myths & Mythology
Folklore
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 189mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 390
Weight 628g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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