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Today's book recommendation: Medieval Herbals by Minta Collins
Published in 2000, Minta's book the first book author Anna Pavord gives credit to for her work in The Naming of Names about the earliest work in plant taxonomy.
Medieval Herbals provides one of the few resources on the subject of the earliest ideas and books of herbs.
Minta explains how herbals became the backbone of knowledge for medical scholars. The books were expensive, difficult to obtain and often invaluable to historians, botanists, and the world of culture and art.
I, for one, love that someone named Minta wrote a book about herbs.
Hardcover versions of this book sell for over $300. However, the link in today's show notes, can get you to paperback copies on Amazon of this incredible resource for just over $30. That's a 90% savings.
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