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Yungcautnguuq nunam qainga tamarmi = All the land's surface is medicine : edible and medicinal plants of southwest Alaska / Ann Fienup-Riordan, Alice Rearden, Marie Meade, and Kevin Jernigan ; with photographs by Kevin Jernigan and Jacqueline Cleveland ; and plant portraits by Sharon Birzer and Richard W. Tyler.

Fienup-Riordan, Ann, (author.). Rearden, Alice, (author.). Meade, Marie, (author.). Jernigan, Kevin, (author,, photographer.). Cleveland, Jacqueline, (photographer.). Birzer, Sharon, (illustrator.). Tyler, Richard W., 1927-2016 (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Location Call Number Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Homer Public Library AK 581.6 FIE 000162824 Alaskana -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781602234222
  • ISBN: 1602234221
  • Physical Description: xxi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Kalikam ayagnera = Introduction -- Naucetaat nertukngait = Edible plants -- Naucetaat iinruktukngait = Medicinal plants -- Tuqunarqellriit naucetaat = Poisonous plants -- Atsat = Berries -- Uugnaraat neqautait = Mouse foods -- Qanemcit qulirat-llu = Stories and traditional tales -- Makirayaraq = Gathering from the land -- Tuqunarqellriit naucetaat = Poisonous plants -- Naucetaat iinruktukngait = Medicinal plants -- Uugnaraat neqautait = Mouse foods -- Iqvaryaraq = Berry picking.
Summary, etc.:
"In this book, close to one hundred men and women from all over southwest Alaska share knowledge of their homeland and the plants that grow there. They speak eloquently about time spent gathering and storing plants and plant material during snow-free months, including gathering greens during spring, picking berries each summer, harvesting tubers from the caches of tundra voles, and gathering a variety of medicinal plants. The book is intended as a guide to the identification and use of edible and medicinal plants in southwest Alaska, but also as an enduring record of what Yup'ik men and women know and value about plants and the roles plants continue to play in Yup'ik lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
English and Yupik.
Subject: Yupik Eskimos > Ethnobotany.
Ethnobotany > Alaska, Southwest.
Wild plants, Edible > Alaska, Southwest.
Medicinal plants > Alaska, Southwest.
Traditional ecological knowledge > Alaska, Southwest.
Medicinal plants.
Traditional ecological knowledge.
Wild plants, Edible.
Southwest Alaska.