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Ethnobotany: A Methods Manual

Handbook / Manual

Series: People and Plants Conservation Series

By: Gary J Martin(Author), Sir Ghillean T Prance(Foreword By)

268 pages, 10 b/w photos, 25 b/w illustrations, tables


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #139995 | ISBN: 1844070840
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Hardback | Nov 2015 | #235755 | ISBN-13: 9781138169012
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About this book

Ethnobotany, the study of the classification, use and management of plants by people, draws on a range of disciplines, including natural and social sciences, to show how conservation of plants and of local knowledge about them can be achieved. Ethnobotany is critical to the growing importance of developing new crops and products such as drugs from traditional plants.

Ethnobotany: A Methods Manual is the basic introduction to the field, showing how botany, anthropology, ecology, economics and linguistics are all employed in the techniques and methods involved. It explains data collection and hypothesis testing and provides practical ideas on fieldwork ethics and the application of results to conservation and community development. Case studies illustrate the explanations, demonstrating the importance of collaboration in achieving results.


- The 'People and Plants' Initiative
- Internal Panel of Advisers
- Foreword by Professor G. T. Prance
- Preface
- Introduction
- Data Collection and Hypothesis Testing
- Botany
- Ethnopharmacology and Related Fields
- Anthropology
- Ecology
- Economics
- Linguistics
- Ethnobotany, Conservation and Community Development
- References
- Further Reading
- Index

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Gary Martin is Director of the Global Diversity Foundation and a Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Anthropology Department at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

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