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Ethnobotany: Principles and Applications

By: CM Cotton

424 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Jun 1996 | #47078 | ISBN: 047195537X
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #63677 | ISBN: 0471968315
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About this book

An introduction to the subject, covering the history of the interactions between plants and people as well as summarising current innovations in plant use. It also provides an overview of the disciplines involved and the current methods of study available.


Plant Structures, Functions and Applications. Traditional Botanical Knowledge. Methods in Ethnobotanical Study. Traditional Botanical Knowledge and Subsistence: Wild Plant Resources. Traditional Botanical Knowledge and Subsistence: Domesticated Plants and Traditional Agriculture. Plants in Material Culture. Traditional Phytochemistry. Understanding Traditional Plant Use and Management: Indigenous Perceptions of the Natural World. The History of Plant-Human Interaction: Palaeoethnobotanical Evidence. Applied Ethnobotany: Commercialisation and Conservation. Applying Ethnobotany in Sustainable Development: Practical Considerations. Bibliography. Postscript. Index.

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