Plants, People, and Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany by Michael J. Balick and Paul Alan Cox, 2005.
Explore how peoples of the Americas, Caribbean, and Southeast Asia used plants for medicinal and recreational purposes, their influence on modern pharmacology, and the dangers of destruction of communities and environments. Based on the authors’ experiences of living with these indigenous peoples. Originally published in 1996, went out of print in 2004. Ideal for classroom use in botany, anthropology, pharmacology and other fields. Softcover, 228 pages, includes many photos and illustrations. B537
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