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Lost Lore: A celebration of traditional wisdom
Lost Lore is a celebration of the time-honored 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...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 7th 2009 by Chambers
(first published 2009)
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I am enjoying this book. I am not interested in every section, but many of them are very cool. I started reading this to try to increase my post-apocalypse readiness score. It is OK for that but not entirely as practical as many other books. I am just a dilettante though and don’t want to have to learn too much about any ONE subject.
Contrary to what you might expect from its girth and the description, this book is merely a coffee table volume. The information is light and brief and superficial, printed on extremely heavy, magazine or art-book type stock. You won't find any meaningful advice on foraging, herbal remedies, or semaphore here, sorry.