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Amazon River Fruits: Flavors for Conservation

By: Nigel Smith, R Vasquez and WH Wust

272 pages, colour photos

Missouri Botanical Garden Press

Paperback | Jul 2007 | #170270 | ISBN-13: 9789972297427
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NHBS Price: £59.99 $78/€68 approx

About this book

The western Amazon may well be the single richest edible fruit region in the world, and most of this flavorful biodiversity is found in wetlands. Some of wetland fruits are already being harvested on a large scale and they are important to local economies, while others are being experimented with for commercial production.

This book is richly illustrated with nearly 250 beautiful colour photographs of river peoples of the Peruvian Amazon and the edible fruits they collect. The book is written for a general audience interested in Amazon ecology, botany, and conservation.

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