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Ethnobotany: A Methods Manual

Handbook / Manual

Series: People and Plants Conservation Series

By: Gary J Martin

268 pages, 10 photos, 25 line illus, tabs, figs


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #139995 | ISBN: 1844070840
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Paperback | Dec 1994 | #24079 | ISBN: 041248370X
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About this book

The huge potential use of drugs and other chemically active substances from plants has only recently been recognized, yet many of these substances may be lost forever, due to the widespread destruction of the plants' habitats. Moreover, the intimate knowledge held by native peoples may also be lost forever. This important book is intended as a guide to ethnobotanical fieldwork. It provides details of basic approaches, a glossary of advanced techniques, and ways of incorporating ethnobotany into community projects. Previously announced as Ethnobotany and Plant Conservation.


The 'People and Plants' Initiative * Internal Panel of Advisers * Foreword by Professor G. T. Prance * Preface * Introduction * Data Collection and Hypothesis Testing * Botany * Ethnopharmacology and Related Fields * Anthropology * Ecology * Economics * Linguistics * Ethnobotany, Conservation and Community Development * References * Further Reading * Index

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Gary Martin is Director of the Global Diversity Foundation and a Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Anthropology Department at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

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