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Ethnobotany : Principles and Applications

Ethnobotany : Principles and Applications - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471955375

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ISBN13: 978-0471955375
ISBN10: 047195537X
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Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 1996
International: No

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Ethnobotany : Principles and Applications - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471955375

C. M. Cotton

ISBN13: 978-0471955375
ISBN10: 047195537X
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

Ethnobotany is a field with remarkable potential for the discovery of new pharmaceutical products and components. This book presents the latest information on the initial phases involved in researching the pharmacological value of plants. It discusses traditional methods of plant management and plant use, and covers the historical interactions between plants and people and the concepts, methodology and future directions of ethnobotanical study.

Table of Contents

Plant Structures, Functions and Applications.

Traditional Botanical Knowledge.

Methods in Ethnobotanical Study.

Traditional Botanical Knowledge and Subsistence: Wild Plant Resources.

Traditional Botanical Knowledge and Subsistence: Domesticated Plants and Traditional Agriculture.

Plants in Material Culture.

Traditional Phytochemistry.

Understanding Traditional Plant Use and Management: Indigenous Perceptions of the Natural World.

The History of Plant-Human Interaction: Palaeoethnobotanical Evidence.

Applied Ethnobotany: Commercialization and Conservation.

Applying Ethnobotany in Sustainable Development: Practical Considerations.

Bibliography.
Postscript.
Index.

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