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Foster, Steven 1957-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 277 publications in 3 languages and 12,302 library holdings
Genres: Field guides  Reference works  History  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer
Classifications: RM666.H33, 615.321
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Most widely held works by Steven Foster
A field guide to medicinal plants : eastern and central North America by Steven Foster( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to medicinal plants showing how to identifying 500 plants. Information on where the plants are found and detailed descriptions of all their known uses
Desk reference to nature's medicine by Steven Foster( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before formal science enabled a systematic approach to medicine, healers used plants to alleviate pain, ease the symptoms of diseases, and treat complaints of every kind. Today, people still use medicinal plants, in traditional roles or as building blocks for new research and innovative drugs. Featuring 350 full-color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is based on the work of botanical experts and presents alphabetically arranged, illustrated entries for hundreds of plants. Each is described, with full details of its physical appearance and medicinal uses; its origins and geographic distribution, how it's harvested and used in conventional and alternative medicine, and a range map. There are also sidebars on everything from ancient folklore to the latest research.--From publisher description
National Geographic guide to medicinal herbs : the world's most effective healing plants by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From headaches to sore feet, muscle cramps to melancholy: the remedies to many ailments can be found in the world of plants. In this guide, both botanists and medical experts explore the healing properties of herbs and other plants to reveal how they have been used in the past and how they can be used today. A resource organized by body system lists the key herbal remedies available, their uses, and cautionary advice, also includes full-color photos, a glossary and several thematic indexes
The herbal drugstore : the best natural alternatives to over-the-counter and prescription medicines! by Linda B White( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides background information about herbal medicine and remedies; looks at common drugs and their herbal alternatives; features an annotated listing of a range disorders, with discussion of treatment options; and includes profiles of fifty-eight herbs
A field guide to venomous animals and poisonous plants, North America, north of Mexico by Steven Foster( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes dangerous mammals, reptiles, spiders, insects, flowers, shrubs, trees, and mushrooms
Tyler's honest herbal : a sensible guide to the use of herbs and related remedies by Steven Foster( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Viewing herbs from a scientific standpoint, the authors of Tyler's Honest Herbal assess our most important herbs based on available scientific information. Each write-up includes descriptive information on the source of the plant, its traditional uses, and an evaluation of the relevant and current literature which helps support or disprove intended uses of the plant. This new edition of Tyler's classic The Honest Herbal provides you with the following features not found in any of the previous editions: research and information about cat's claw, celery, garcinia, grape seed, kava, pygeum, and wild yam; what you need to know about the latest clinical trials on many bestselling herbs, including black cohosh, echinacea, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, St
A field guide to medicinal plants and herbs of eastern and central North America by Steven Foster( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments
Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics by Albert Y Leung( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in its revised and expanded Second Edition, the Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients stands as the most authoritative reference for natural ingredients in commercial use. This new edition addresses the increased interest in natural ingredients over the past decade, especially in health foods - a category that includes food products, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal teas. The Encyclopedia encompasses approximately 500 of the most commonly used ingredients, and covers the identification, processing, preparation, and manner of use for each. Following the current demand for products that alleviate stress and other lifestyle-related conditions, this volume emphasizes the drugs and herbal formulations created for those purposes. Expanded to twice the size of its predecessor, the Second Edition updates all the original entries of the first edition, and incorporates many new entries, classifications, references, and a new category, "Health Foods/Herbal Teas." The inclusion of a new classification on Chinese medicinal herbs is particularly innovative, offering information that appears here for the first time in English. This classifications draws on both classical and modern Chinese medicine and reflects the growing popularity of Chinese herbs in this country and in the rest of the world. This Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients will be welcomed by chemists, botanists, and product developers in the cosmetic, food, and drug industries, as well as consumers who need an authoritative, up-to-date source of information on this important field
Peterson field guide to medicinal plants and herbs of eastern and central North America by Steven Foster( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments
Positive discipline for children with special needs by Jane Nelsen( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helps teachers and parents support their children with special needs, as they cope with their unique challenges, while also teaching the children the values and discipline they need to lead happy and fulfilling lives
A field guide to Western medicinal plants and herbs by Steven Foster( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features more than five hundred plants and herbs of North America providing information on their location and medicinal uses
The Chinese medicinal herb farm : a cultivator's guide to small-scale organic herb production by Peg Schafer( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing detailed profiles, growing information and medicinal uses for dozens of herbs, a guide for cultivating high-quality herbs at home draws on new scientific data while sharing complementary recipes and coverage of such topics as conservation, crop integration and how to avoid invasive species
Culpeper's complete herbal by Nicholas Culpeper( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic book on herbal remedies, newly illustrated, edited and with commentary by US herbalist and author Steven Foster. It combines the charm and information of Culpeper's original seventeenth-century text with up-to-date, modern, practical usage. It includes details about where to find each herb, astrology, and medicinal benefits. -- adapted from publisher's web site
Herbal emissaries : bringing Chinese herbs to the West : a guide to gardening, herbal wisdom, and well-being by Steven Foster( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This extensive and engaging book--the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American author and herbalist--blends traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the medical effectiveness of many ancient Chinese plants, thereby deepening our knowledge of and appreciation for ornamentals whose usefulness extends far beyond their beauty. More plants have been introduced from China to American and European gardens than from any other part of the world. Many of the Asian species grown as ornamentals--such as daylilies, forsythia, gardenia, peonies, crape myrtle, and mums--are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens, as well as for using them medicinally." -Publisher
Herbal renaissance : growing, using & understanding herbs in the modern world by Steven Foster( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

101 Medicinal herbs : an illustrated guide by Steven Foster( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El recetario herbario : las mejores alternativas naturales a los medicamentos by Linda B White( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Spanish and Arabic and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packed with hundreds of proven herbal remedies, this rich and rewarding resource shows readers how to ease symptoms, fight disease, and super-charge immunity-without drugs or chemicals. Includes: pain relievers, heart health boosters, cold and flu cures, blood pressure easers, weight loss helpers, and more
Walking the world in wonder : a children's herbal by Ellen Evert Hopman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the natural healing benefits of a variety of herbs divided into sections by the seasons in which they grow
Herbal bounty! : the gentle art of herb culture by Steven Foster( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forest pharmacy : medicinal plants in American forests by Steven Foster( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Desk reference to nature's medicine
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Desk reference to nature's medicineNational Geographic guide to medicinal herbs : the world's most effective healing plantsThe herbal drugstore : the best natural alternatives to over-the-counter and prescription medicines!A field guide to venomous animals and poisonous plants, North America, north of MexicoTyler's honest herbal : a sensible guide to the use of herbs and related remediesA field guide to medicinal plants and herbs of eastern and central North AmericaEncyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmeticsPeterson field guide to medicinal plants and herbs of eastern and central North America
Alternative Names
フォスター, スティーブン

Languages
English (143)

Spanish (3)

Arabic (2)