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Plants of the Canoe People: An Ethnobotanical Voyage through Polynesia

By: W Arthur Whistler

241 pages, 148 col photos, tabs

National Tropical Botanical Garden

Paperback | Jul 2009 | #182117 | ISBN-13: 9780915809004
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NHBS Price: £29.99 $36/€33 approx

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To remedy the lack of plants they needed, the Polynesians employed a strategy of transporting these plants (called canoe plants) with them in their voyaging canoes. Around 60 of the canoe plants were present in the first area of Polynesia settled. This guide represents information gathered from decades of field expeditions by the author, and includes an introduction to the people of Polynesia.

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