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The Ambonese Herbal

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The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 6

Volume:  6
By:  Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

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Over the course of five decades, the seventeenth-century naturalist Georgius Everhardus Rumphius assiduously gathered information on the native plants of Ambon Island and its archipelago. By presenting descriptions of the plants and their multiple uses, he succeeded in creating a cultural and scientific treasury of incomparable value not only for his contemporaries but also for today's botanists, anthropologists, ethnobotanists, science historians, medicinal chemists and other scholars. Rumphius' comprehensive reference, complete with 811 original illustrations, describes in remarkable detail more than 2,000 plants, their habitats and their economic and medicinal uses. He also records native plant names in Malay, Latin, Dutch and Ambonese--and often in Macassarese and South Chinese as well.

In an illuminating introduction, E. M. Beekman discusses the Herbal's significance for tropical botanical literature, examines Rumphius' influence on Linnaeus' work, and surveys the Indonesian economic and medicinal uses of the plants Rumphius described. Beekman also provides invaluable annotations throughout the Herbal.

Publisher: Yale University Press

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The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 6

The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 6

Species List and Indexes for Volumes 1-5
World / ChecklistFlora / Fauna

Volume: 6 By: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

Publisher: Yale University Press

Hardback | Nov 2011 | #186549 | ISBN-13: 9780300153750
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The Ambonese Herbal (6-Volume Set)

The Ambonese Herbal (6-Volume Set)

Flora / Fauna

By: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

Publisher: Yale University Press

Hardback | Nov 2011 | #186550 | ISBN-13: 9780300153767
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The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 1

The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 1

Introduction and Book I
Flora / Fauna

Volume: 1 By: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

Publisher: Yale University Press

Hardback | Oct 2011 | #186540 | ISBN-13: 9780300153705
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The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 5

The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 5

Books X, XI and XII
Flora / Fauna

Volume: 5 By: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

Publisher: Yale University Press

Hardback | Jun 2011 | #186548 | ISBN-13: 9780300153743
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The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 4

The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 4

Books VIII and IX
Flora / Fauna

Volume: 4 By: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

Publisher: Yale University Press

Hardback | May 2011 | #186547 | ISBN-13: 9780300153736
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The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 3

The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 3

Books V, VI and VII
Flora / Fauna

Volume: 3 By: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

Publisher: Yale University Press

Hardback | Apr 2011 | #186545 | ISBN-13: 9780300153729
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The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 2

The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 2

Book II, III and IV
Flora / Fauna

Volume: 2 By: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

Publisher: Yale University Press

Hardback | Mar 2011 | #186544 | ISBN-13: 9780300153712
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