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Plants, People and Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany

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Series: Scientific American Library Volume: 60

By: Michael J Balick and Paul Alan Cox

228 pages, Col photos, illus

Scientific American Library

Paperback | Sep 1997 | #69956 | ISBN: 0716760274
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Hardback | Jun 1996 | #52913 | ISBN: 0716750619
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About this book

Well illustrated and lucid account of current advances in ethnobotany, from the discovery of new drugs and chemical compounds to conservation issues. The authors also argue that the very roots of human culture are deeply intertwined with plants.


People and plants; plants that heal; from hunting and gathering to haute cuisine; plants as the basis for material culture; entering the other world; biological conservation and ethnobotany.

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