People and plants
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CTA. 1995. People and plants. Spore 60. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Ethnobotany: a methods manual by Gary Martin 1995 268pp ISSN 0 412 48370 X Chapman & Hall, 2-6 Boundary Row, London SE1 8HN, UK
Ethnobotany is the study of people's classification, management and use of plants. Ethnobiologists and local people face the challenging task not only of recording knowledge of the plant world, but also of applying the results of their studies to biodiversity conservation and community development. They are working against time because indigenous knowledge of the environment is fast disappearing in the face of worldwide destruction of natural areas and the transformation of traditional cultures. Ethnobotany a methods manual is the first in a new series of practical manuals in plant conservation sponsored by WWF, UNESCO and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. the manual is written in a nontechnical style accessible to researchers from various academic disciplines and focuses on six fields related to ethnobotany: botany, phytochemistry, anthropology, ecology, economics and linguistics. Ethnobotany: a methods manual by Gary Martin 1995 268pp ISSN 0 412 48370 X Chapman & Hall, 2-6 Boundary Row, London SE1 8HN, UK