Plotkin has written a lovely book here about the Northwest Amazon (Venezuela, Guyana, Surname, French Guyana, and Brazil); the least disturbed part of the great forest. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was required reading for my ethnobotany class. Even so- it was an excellent read, and a very welcome narrative break from informational texts.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I couldn't put this book down. Adventure, Amazon, medicine. Plotkin is a gifted story-teller. I had the pleasure of meeting him, and he was so charismatic and has both adventure... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jazz R
After seeing this documentary on LinkTV I had to get the book - what a great story of a Havard PHd trying to save the amazon and all the medicinal secrets it holds for us.Published 10 months ago by D. Zamora
Very informative about his life and dealings with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. It was a fascinating read-especially since I went to the Peruvian Amazon soon after... Read morePublished 10 months ago by dlsdogma
If it's cheaper here than at your campus or local bookstore you buy it here. Period.
Just remember it takes awhile to come in, so don't buy it on day 1 of class.
It is also an excellent guide for fledging ethnobotanists. Plotkin is entertaining and informative. Plotkin is one of the worlds foremost ethnobotanists and a very competent... Read morePublished 11 months ago by jromais
This is required summer reading for my son who is a rising HS senior. He finds it boring even when compared to text books. The subject is ethno-botany. Read morePublished 13 months ago by A. G. Brown
This real life tale of an ethnobotanist learning from indigenous South American tribesmen and shamans is a jewel of a book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Donna LaFleur