Franklin

Lost lore : a celebration of traditional wisdom, from foraging and festivals to seafaring and smoke signals / by Una McGovern and Paul Jenner.

Author/Creator:
McGovern, Una.
Publication:
Edinburgh : Chambers, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 376 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
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Subjects:
Folklore.
Life skills.
Life skills -- Great Britain.
Home economics.
Folklore -- Great Britain.
Contents:
Health and wellbeing. Using natural first aid
Using natural remedies
Preparing antidotes to poison
Curing warts
Curing drunkenness
Improving digestion
Making possets and caudles
Living longer
Caring for hair
Caring for skin
Caring for teeth
Beautifying
Education and knowledge. Using an abacus
Using logarithm tables
Using a slide rule
Imperial measurements
Converting decimal to pounds, shillings and pence
Using mnemonics
Using an almanac
Using codes and ciphers
Using a camera obscura
Socializing and celebration. Predicting the sex of a baby
Celebrating births
Wooing and courting
Celebrating marriages
Mourning deaths
Observing etiquette
Dining
Making and taking tea
Celebrating with alcohol
Dancing
Celebrating the seasons
Celebrating a traditional Christmas
Letter writing
Writing by hand
Household. Living thriftily
Laying a fire
Cooking with a range
Choosing produce
Making the most of meat
Preserving by curing, smoking and salting
Preserving by drying
Preserving by pickling
Preserving by freezing and bottling
Storing vegetables, fruit and wine
Storing clothes
Repairing clothes
Dyeing
Laundering
Cleaning
Polishing furniture
Eradicating unpleasant household odours
Soap making
Eradicating pests and vermin
Gardening
Starting a car
Superstitions
Outdoor life. Weather forecasting
Telling the time
Working with the moon and tides
Navigating by nature
Navigation using traditional maritime instruments
Navigating using a map and compass
Understanding longitude and latitude
Seafaring
Raft-making
Foraging for wild food
Mushrooming
Cooking alfresco
Making fire without matches
Finding water
Measuring ice
Identifying plants
Identifying trees
Tracking animals
Identifying birds
Signalling with semaphore
Signalling with Morse Code
Signalling with smoke or fire
Signalling with naval flags
Surviving in the wilderness
Sheltering
Making outdoor equipment
Choosing and using wood
Counting sheep
Removing stones from horses' hooves
How to choose livestock and horses
Sharpening knives
Contributor:
Jenner, Paul.
ISBN:
9780550105219 (hbk.)
0550105212 (hbk.)
OCLC:
421784514