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CTA. 1997. Ethnobotany. Spore 67. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Ethnobotany: principles and application by C M Cotton 1996 424pp ISBN 0 471 95537 X Pbk UKL24.95 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Baffins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1UD, UK
Interest in ethnobotany has increased dramatically in recent years. The search for new medicines by the pharmaceutical industry has turned to natural plant products and to ethnobotanical studies as a first step in 'bioprospecting'. These studies are making a valuable contribution to the cataloguing of biological diversity and hence to the conservation of endangered ecosystems and the human societies which depend upon them. Ethnobotany: principles and applications discusses traditional methods of plant management as well as plant use. This textbook is an authoritative and fascinating introduction to this area of plant biology and while it is aimed primarily at an undergraduate audience, anthropologists and botanists should also find it useful. Ethnobotany: principles and application by C M Cotton 1996 424pp ISBN 0 471 95537 X Pbk UKL24.95 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Baffins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1UD, UK