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Ethnobotany
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Kim J. Young; Series Editor: William G. Hopkins
  • From the Series: The Green World
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791089630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8963-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $37.50
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 581
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 120

Summary

Both an ancient way of life and a relatively new and thriving scientific field, ethnobotany is the study of how particular cultures make use of local plants for food, fuel, medicine, shelter, and in many cultures, for religious ceremonies. This book covers all these aspects of ethnobotany, with special interest in the significance of plants in the development of new drugs, as modern scientists look to traditional healing remedies for clues in the ongoing fight against disease.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Glossary. Sidebars. References. Web sites. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Kim J. Young received her B.S. from Wilmington College, where she studied conservation and environmental science. She received her M.A. in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. After a long career as curator of a natural history museum, Young worked for a pharmaceutical company before attending graduate school. Currently, she is an adjunct professor of environmental science and a freelance writer focusing on conservation topics and the preservation of rural traditions.

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