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CRC Ethnobotany Desk Reference Hardcover – Dec 11 1998


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  • Hardcover: 1224 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (Dec 11 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 084931187X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849311871
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.1 x 6.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,157,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author trained as an information specialist and is to be commended for his excellent work.…I found this work to be a true labor of love.
--The American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr Michael Colvard, DDS, MTS, MS on Aug. 15 2001
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An excellent encyclopedic database of the reported ethno-pharmacological and medicinal applications of a vast array of medicinal plants. Medical and dental problem organization provided in index, with the listing of the common and taxonomical names for plants, reported medical/dental applications within purported cultural and regional environments. No plant drawings or pictures available for cross reference but this publication remains an excellent "one text" reference for a rapid review of known world wide medicinal plants.
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I'm not unhappy that I bought this book, however it wasn't what I expected.
This is NOT a book with anecdotes or stories or any sort of written description about any plant. It is instead a massive database dump of thousands of plants along with a standard mini-suite of information for each of them: other names, where found, what its used for, etc. This information is presented in a non-reading friendly, compact manner.
This is strictly a reference book and not intended for actual reading or browsing. It is valuable for conducting research IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER RESOURCES - the web, other texts, etc. I could see it being used effectively as a cross reference for finding leads/keywords to be used to track down more information about a given plant/malady/location, etc. elsewhere.
Indispensable, but not standalone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
single text survery of medicinal plants Aug. 15 2001
By Dr Michael Colvard, DDS, MTS, MS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
An excellent encyclopedic database of the reported ethno-pharmacological and medicinal applications of a vast array of medicinal plants. Medical and dental problem organization provided in index, with the listing of the common and taxonomical names for plants, reported medical/dental applications within purported cultural and regional environments. No plant drawings or pictures available for cross reference but this publication remains an excellent "one text" reference for a rapid review of known world wide medicinal plants.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Big book, essential resource, but VERY short on words Nov. 21 2001
By ADAM STANHOPE - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I'm not unhappy that I bought this book, however it wasn't what I expected.
This is NOT a book with anecdotes or stories or any sort of written description about any plant. It is instead a massive database dump of thousands of plants along with a standard mini-suite of information for each of them: other names, where found, what its used for, etc. This information is presented in a non-reading friendly, compact manner.
This is strictly a reference book and not intended for actual reading or browsing. It is valuable for conducting research IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER RESOURCES - the web, other texts, etc. I could see it being used effectively as a cross reference for finding leads/keywords to be used to track down more information about a given plant/malady/location, etc. elsewhere.
Indispensable, but not standalone.


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