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Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary [Paperback]

by James A. Duke, Rodolfo Vasquez
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April 11, 1994 0849336643 978-0849336645 1
The Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary presents an exciting new rainforest book, designed and conceived in the rainforest and dedicated to its preservation.The book contains concise accounts of the various uses to which prominent Amazonian plants are put by the local rainforest inhabitants. Although emphasis is placed on plant foods and forest medicines, there is also commentary on other relevant applications, including natural artifacts, house construction, natural pesticides, and ornamental and fodder plants. More than 1,000 species are covered and over 200 illustrated. An index to Spanish and English names leads to the scientific name, and the index to plants provides its medicinal application. There are even suggestions on how to eat palm grubs and how to make an Amazonian salad dressing. All royalties from the book are donated to the Amazonian Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) in order to continue its preservation of one of the world's most diverse forests.

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We have waited a long time for this kind of listing of the natively employed plants of the Amazonia. Here it is! And it will certainly be a most useful compendium for every botanist, ethnobotanist, and anthropologist who is working or intends to work in this most wonderful part of the world...
R.E. Schultes
Botanical Museum of Harvard University
as quoted in Environmental Conservation

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (April 11, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849336643
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849336645
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,589,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JAMES A. DUKE, PHD, held several posts in his more than three decades with the US Department of Agriculture, including chief of the Medicinal Plant Resources Laboratory. He is the author of numerous scholarly and popular books, including the bestseller The Green Pharmacy, and is on the board of advisors for Prevention. He resides in Fulton, Maryland.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Is great, i can learn more about plants! November 4, 2000
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This is a really good book! where you can find information of any kind of plants even the one that you don't know it!
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