By: JA Duke and RV Martinez
224 pages, Illus
This book contains concise accounts of the various uses to which prominent Amazonian plants are put by rainforest inhabitants. Although emphasis is placed on plant foods and forest medicines, there is also commentary on other relevant applications, including natural artifacts, house construction, natural pesticides, and ornamental and fodder plants. More than 1,000 species are covered and over 200 are illustrated.
We have waited a long time for this kind of listing of the natively employed plants of the Amazonia. Here it is! And it will certainly be a most useful compendium for every botanist, ethnobotanist, and anthropologist who is working or intends to work in this most wonderful part of the world... R.E. Schultes Botanical Museum of Harvard University as quoted in Environmental Conservation
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