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Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary

Out of Print
By: James A Duke(Author), Rodolfo Vásquez Martínez(Author)
224 pages, illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
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  • Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary ISBN: 9780849336645 Paperback Apr 1994 Out of Print #35268
  • Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary ISBN: 9781138407831 Hardback Aug 2017 Out of Print #237235
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About this book

The Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary presents an exciting new rainforest book, designed and conceived in the rainforest and dedicated to its preservation.Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary contains concise accounts of the various uses to which prominent Amazonian plants are put by the local 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 illustrated. An index to Spanish and English names leads to the scientific name, and the index to plants provides its medicinal application. There are even suggestions on how to eat palm grubs and how to make an Amazonian salad dressing. All royalties from Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary are donated to the Amazonian Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) in order to continue its preservation of one of the world's most diverse forests.


Alphabetical Listing of Plants
Index of Common Names
Medicinal Index
Major References

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Out of Print
By: James A Duke(Author), Rodolfo Vásquez Martínez(Author)
224 pages, illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
Media reviews

"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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