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Ethnobotany: Evolution of a Discipline

Edited By: RE Schultes and S von Reis

416 pages, 22 b/w photos, 30 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #46536 | ISBN: 0412722704
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Offers a timely and authoritative exploration and evaluation of the status of ethnobotany today - and a reminder of its importance for the welfare of future generations. A comprehensive summary of the history and current state of the field is provided in 36 articles covering: general ethnobotany; socioethnobotany; historical ethnobotany; ethnobotanical conservation; ethnobotany in education; ethnobotanical contributions to general botany, crop improvement, and ecology; ethnobotany and geography; ethnopharmacology; ethnomycology; archaeoethnobotany. A key text.

The range of carefully selected articles ... presents a truly global perspective on the theory and practice of today's ethnobotany - Neu! ...the most useful and authoritative volume on ethnobotany that has been published. - Plant Talk The book is well edited and gives excellent value for money. It is not only of interest for people involved in one of the many aspects of ethnobotany...but is also warmly recommended for the lay reader who wants to know more of this fascinating discipline. - Acta Botanica Neerlandica This multiauthor book provides a comprehensive summary of the history and current state of the field of ethnobotany... - CAB Abstracts


Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Contributors. Part One: General ethnobotany. Part Two: Socioethnobotany. Part Three: Historical ethnobotany. Part Four: Ethnobotanical conservation. Part Five: Ethnobotany in education. Part Six: Ethnobotanical contributions to general botany. Part Seven: Ethnobotany and geography. Part Eight: Ethnopharmacology. Part Nine: Ethnomycology. Part Ten: Archeaoethnobotany. Index of scientific names.

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