Buy New
$145.70
Qty:1
  • List Price: $189.95
  • Save: $44.25 (23%)
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Florida Ethnobotany has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $16.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Florida Ethnobotany Hardcover – November 29, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0849323324 ISBN-10: 0849323320 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $145.70
8 New from $145.70 7 Used from $175.55
Rent from Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$68.38
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$145.70
$145.70 $175.55
Paperback
"Please retry"
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

$145.70 FREE Shipping. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details


Editorial Reviews

Review

Winner! 2005 Klinger Book award
The Society for Economic Botany

This is the most creative work on ethnobotany and economic botany I know. It is easy reading, well illustrated, and packed with an amazing and rich array of information. There is no precedent for Florida Ethnobotany.

Among the treasure troves of information are detailed etymologies of generic and specific scientific and nonscientific names. We are treated to wide-ranging listings and explanations including those of names and uses in the Caribbean and Latin America as well as places as distant as Europe, India, Africa, and the ancient world of Greece and Rome. Austin has even included Native American names and their etymologies from as far away as northwestern Mexico.

There are 53 pages of introduction with explanations and extensive summary tables. I like the user-friendly innovation in the lengthy tables of a line drawn across the whole page to separate each entry. The literature cited spans 64 double-column pages, and the index covers 102 triple-column pages. The bulk of the book is an economic and ethnobotanical flora arranged alphabetically by genus and species. The species accounts treat 813 Florida species with documented uses. There are more than 500 line drawings, many of them original, and 16 pages of color plates, four species to the page.

The application of the vast information in this work goes far beyond the boundaries of the state of Florida, and there is no way in the space allotted for this review to adequately cover the topics contained in this book. The price is hefty but so is the book. If you have an interest in economic botany and ethnobotany, as well as etymology of plant names, or the history of Florida and the Caribbean, you must have this unique work.
Richard Felger, Drylands Institute, Tucson, Arizona, in Economic Botany 59 (3)

… this book will offer important basic information to compare Asian culture with Native American culture in the field of ethnobotany. … I expect this book will become a model in ethnobotany.
-Yoshiaki Yoneda, Emeritus Professor of Shizuoka University, Japan

…covers approximately 900 species with common names, interesting historical accounts, and various uses, from building materials, dyes, foods, fuels, medicines, ornaments, mystical mystical, and ritual… I can strongly recommend this book to all biologists, botanists, ethnologists, linguists,…and yes, even healthcare professionals, be they allopathic, alternative, herbal, homeopath, naturopath, nurse, nurse practitioner… Great reading!
Jim Duke, Economic Botanist, USDA (ret.), from the Foreword

The author has taken a broad approach to his definition of ethnobotany that includes much more than solely the botany of the indigenous Native American peoples. The result is a comprehensive treatment where comparison can be made between the names and uses of plants by the different peoples of Florida and of neighboring countries. This is a most thoroughly researched work, the contents and use of which will extend far beyond the boundaries of Florida.

…The variety of local uses for the plants is amazing. I particularly like all the information given about the derivation of names and the large number of different local names that exist for each species… This thoroughly researched and well-verified text will be of use to all people interested in plant uses for many years to come.
Sir Ghillean T. Prance, School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, UK, from the Preface

This publication illustrates more than 500 plant species, including several beautiful drawings prepared by renowned artists, namely Penelope Honychurch and Pricilla Fawcett besides 16 pages of excellent full coloured inserts highlighting many plant species. There is an excellent combination of the locally gathered detailed information with in-depth study of earlier literature about each plant species which has been very rarely seen in the ethnobotanical publications. At the end, an exhaustive Bibliography has been provided to serve as a basis for further ethnobotanical studies followed by over 100 pages of index.

This thoroughly researched and well-verified text will be of use to all workers interested in such studies in future. It will be extremely useful and will certainly serve as a model in ethnobotany for researchers, conservationists and forest managers. This publication is a must for libraries of institutions engaged in conservation and ethnobiological researches.
-Ethnobotany, International Journal of the Society of Ethnobotanists, Vol. 17, Nos. 1 & 2, 2005

From the Publisher

Winner! 2005 Klinger Book award The Society for Economic Botany

" … this book will offer important basic information to compare Asian culture with Native American culture in the field of ethnobotany. … I expect this book will become a model in ethnobotany. -Yoshiaki Yoneda, Emeritus Professor of Shizuoka University, Japan

"…covers approximately 900 species with common names, interesting historical accounts, and various uses, from building materials, dyes, foods, fuels, medicines, ornaments, mystical mystical, and ritual… I can strongly recommend this book to all biologists, botanists, ethnologists, linguists,…and yes, even healthcare professionals, be they allopathic, alternative, herbal, homeopath, naturopath, nurse, nurse practitioner… Great reading!" Jim Duke, Economic Botanist, USDA (ret.), from the Foreword

"The author has taken a broad approach to his definition of ethnobotany that includes much more than solely the botany of the indigenous Native American peoples. The result is a comprehensive treatment where comparison can be made between the names and uses of plants by the different peoples of Florida and of neighboring countries. This is a most thoroughly researched work, the contents and use of which will extend far beyond the boundaries of Florida."

"…The variety of local uses for the plants is amazing. I particularly like all the information given about the derivation of names and the large number of different local names that exist for each species… This thoroughly researched and well-verified text will be of use to all people interested in plant uses for many years to come." Sir Ghillean T. Prance, School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, UK, from the Preface

"Among the treasure troves of information are detailed etymologies of generic and specific scientific and nonscientific names. We are treated to wide-ranging listings and explanations including those of names and uses in the Caribbean and Latin America as well as places as distant as Europe, India, Africa, and the ancient world of Greece and Rome. Austin has even included Native American names and their etymologies from as far away as northwestern Mexico."

"There are 53 pages of introduction with explanations and extensive summary tables. I like the user-friendly innovation in the lengthy tables of a line drawn across the whole page to separate each entry. The literature cited spans 64 double-column pages, and the index covers 102 triple-column pages. The bulk of the book is an economic and ethnobotanical flora arranged alphabetically by genus and species. The species accounts treat 813 Florida species with documented uses. There are more than 500 line drawings, many of them original, and 16 pages of color plates, four species to the page."

The application of the vast information in this work goes far beyond the boundaries of the state of Florida, and there is no way in the space allotted for this review to adequately cover the topics contained in this book. The price is hefty but so is the book. If you have an interest in economic botany and ethnobotany, as well as etymology of plant names, or the history of Florida and the Caribbean, you must have this unique work." Richard Felger, Drylands Institute, Tucson, Arizona


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?