About Hidden World Revealed, "Seymour isn't talking about an adopted rural setting that he moved to from a more urban life, but rather, one in which he grew up with so he knows the landscape...warts and all." Ken Allen, Editor of The Maine Sportsman. From insect repellent, to table fare, to a relaxing wintergreen tea, Tom Seymour identifies the source and describes the method of preparing wild plant concoctions or foods. Any person living or visiting in Maine should have this book to enhance the enjoyment of our great Maine outdoors. From the shore to the forest and from the first green of spring to the snowiest winter day, join Tom Seymour as he enjoys Maine "wilds." An avid writer as well as a naturalist, Tom Seymour writes several regular columns and a multitude of features for The Maine Sportsman Magazine and Fur-Fish-Game, Maine Fish and Wildlife, Backpacker Magazine, Northern Woodlands and People, Places, Plants, among others. Seymour leads nature walks in coastal Maine-teaching people plant recognition, identification of edible wild plants and appreciation of our natural environment. His previous books Hidden World Revealed for Just Write Books, Hiking Maine, Fishing Maine, Foraging New England and Birding Maine-for Globe Pequot Press (GPP). Also for GPP Seymour edits Maine Off the Beaten Path. Seymour's Maine Wildlife was published by The Maine Sportsman. He lives in a small cabin in Waldo, Maine.
Of course, this is a great book because I not only read it but published the book. Tom Seymour is a knowledgeable, witty and humble man. He knows edible and useful plants not because just because he has studied them, but because they are a part of his lifestyle in his small cabin in the woods.
The book has color photos with the descriptive text right next to it. A comprehensive index and a smattering of recipes will help anyone enjoy wild plants on their table and in their life.