ethnobotany

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ethnobotany

[¦eth·nō′bät·ən·ē]
(anthropology)
The study of how cultures utilize plants and plant products.
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Many companies hire ethnobotanists to help initiate and coordinate the search for new products.
Duke's Handbook Of Medicinal Plants Of The Bible" will prove to be of immense interest to medical practitioners, ethnobotanists, biblical scholars, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in this fascinating subject.
Duke's handbook Of Medicinal Plants Of The Bible" is a 528-page compendium of superbly organized and presented information on biblical plants that provides both academicians and non-specialist general readers with a complete, descriptive listing of the herbs that, based on citations, scholars and ethnobotanists feel were utilized by the people of the biblical era.
Ethnobotanists studying indigenous use of plant resources have described many horticultural and gardening practices that preserve species diversity.
This book's appeal is to all students of plants and their uses, including health-care professionals, anthropologists, plant taxonomists, and ethnobotanists.
Unlike many well-known ethnobotanists who evolved into de-facto ethnobotanists while doing fieldwork, Hinojosa set out to be an ethnobotanist while studying at the Universidad Mayor de San Andres in La Paz.
100), according to which scientists from transnational drug companies, inspired by the earlier work of ethnobotanists, are allowed to search indigenous space on public land for medical compounds in exchange for compensation paid to local governments.
He worked with local anthropologists and ethnobotanists to plant 250,000 seedlings that have grown into a cash crop for the tribe.
The Tarahumara aren't the only people with a yen for plants with a dark side, as ethnobotanists and anthropologists such as Deborah A.
Recent awards and honors include Elected Fellow, American Association for The Advancement of Science, 2000, Janaki Ammal Medal for Ethnobotany, Society of Ethnobotanists, 1998 and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Fellowship, 1999-2001.
The book contains b&w illustrations and will be useful as a reference for anthropologists, ethnobotanists, and food scientists.