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Medical Resources of Tropical Forests: Biodiversity and its Importance to Human Health

Series: Biology and Resource Management

Edited By: Michael J Balick, Elaine Elisabetsky and Sarah A Laird

440 pages, Figs, tabs

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Mar 1996 | #53287 | ISBN: 0231101716
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Hardback | Mar 1996 | #46757 | ISBN: 0231101708
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About this book

Outlines the enormous resources of the Earth's rainforests and the potential impact of their destruction in terms of human health.

"Provides a comprehensive encyclopedia of essential facts and data with which to enhance research reports and lectures.... It provides an excellent introduction for those with an interest in the topic." -- "Times Higher Education Supplement"


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Biography

Michael J. Balick is director and philecology curator at the New York Botanical Garden Institute of Economic Botany, and adjunct professor in forestry at Yale University and the City University of New York. Elaine Elisabetsky is professor at the Laboratorio de Ethnofarmacologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. Saraah A. Laird is research fellow at the Rainforest Alliance, and former director of the Rainforest Alliance's Periwinkle Project.

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