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Native American Ethnobotany, Contributor(s): Moerman, Daniel E (Author)

Native American Ethnobotany, Contributor(s): Moerman, Daniel E (Author)

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Native American Ethnobotany
Contributor(s): Moerman, Daniel E (Author)

ISBN: 0881924539    EAN: 9780881924534
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
US SRP: $79.95 US
Binding: Hardcover
Copyright Date: 1998
Pub Date: August 15, 1998
Physical Info: 2.22" H x 11.24" L x 8.74" W (5.63 lbs) 927 pages
Native American Ethnobotany is a comprehensive account of the plants used by Native American peoples for medicine, food, and other purposes. The author, anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman, has devoted more than 25 years to the compilation of the ethnobotanical knowledge slowly gathered over the course of many centuries and recorded in hundreds of firsthand studies of American Indians made over the past 150 years. This research has yielded a treasure-trove of information whose magnitude will surprise even those familiar with the anthropological and botanical literature: it documents Native American use of 4029 kinds of plants with a total of 44,691 usages.

An extraordinary compilation of information on over 4,000 plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and more. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented. 26 illustrations.
Daniel E. Moerman teaches anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is widely known as a leading expert in the field of ethnobotany. Dr. Moerman received the Annual Literature Award from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries and the Distinguished Economic Botanist Award from the Society for Economic Botany.
"An enormous achievement. . . . Fun to browse through it and to discover many exciting details about plant use in North America." -- Journal of Ethnopharmacology
"Anyone interested in the economic botany and ethnobotany of indigenous groups of North America needs to have a copy of this book. It is the standard reference on Native American plant uses." --HerbalGram
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