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Nature's Ways : Lore, Legend, Fact and Fiction.

Author: Ruth Binney
Publisher: Newton Abbot : F+W Media, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Trying to understand the ways of the natural world has been a human preoccupation since the earliest times. The knowledge of which animals were helpful and which were dangerous, which plants had the power to heal and soothe and which to harm and kill was of obvious importance, not only to learn, but to remember and pass on. It is therefore hardly surprising that from all corners of the earth, a wealth of stories,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Binney, Ruth.
Nature's Ways : Lore, Legend, Fact and Fiction.
Newton Abbot : F+W Media, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Binney
ISBN: 9780715333938 0715333933
OCLC Number: 761645442
Description: 1 online resource (381 pages)
Contents: Introduction; animal ways; the power of plants; healthy and wise; predictions & superstitions; of gods, spirits and monsters; index.

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Trying to understand the ways of the natural world has been a human preoccupation since the earliest times. The knowledge of which animals were helpful and which were dangerous, which plants had the power to heal and soothe and which to harm and kill was of obvious importance, not only to learn, but to remember and pass on. It is therefore hardly surprising that from all corners of the earth, a wealth of stories, signs, symbols, myths and legends about animals and plants have been passed down to us. There are sound principles in some of the traditional advice, wisdom in many of the stories and.

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