Ethnobotany of Pohnpei: Plants, People, and Island Culture by Michael J. Balick, 2009.
The result of a decade of research by a team of local people and international specialists, this book represents a comprehensive, authoritative, and well-researched treatment of the cultural interactions of plants and people on Pohnpei, one of the main islands of Micronesia. It discusses the uses of the native and introduced plant species that have sustained human life on the island and its outlying atolls for generations. It also focuses on ethnomedicine, the traditional medical system used to address health conditions, and its associated beliefs. Softcover, 590 pages. ON SALE