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.
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