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« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2008, 03:21:21 pm »









INTRODUCTION 



Balick, Michael J. Transforming ethnobotany for the new millennium. In St. Louis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, v. 83, no. 1, 1996: 58-66.
   QK1.M45 and Pamphlet box <SciRR>

Cox, Paul Alan, and Michael J. Balick. The ethnobotanical approach to drug discovery. Scientific American, v. 270, June 1994: 82-87.
   T1.S5 and Pamphlet box <SciRR>
   Medicinal plants discovered by traditional societies are proving to be an important source of potentially therapeutic drugs.

Harshberger, John W. The purposes of ethno-botany. Botanical gazette, v. 21, Mar. 1896: 146-154.
   QK1.B3 and Pamphlet box <SciRR>

Rheingold, Howard. Ethnobotany and the search for vanishing knowledge. Whole earth review, no. 89. Sept. 12, 1989: 16-23.
   AP2.C636 and Pamphlet box <SciRR>
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SUBJECT HEADINGS 





Subject Headings used by the Library of Congress or the National Library of Medicine, under which books on ethnobotany of South and North America can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs, include the following:





Highly Relevant



ETHNOBOTANY

ETHNOBOTANY--SOUTH AMERICA

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY

INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA--[PLACE]--ETHNOBOTANY
   See also names of individual tribes, e.g., Iroquois Indians, Ojibwa Indians

INDIANS OF SOUTH AMERICA--ETHNOBOTANY
   See also names of individuals tribes, e.g., Callahuaya Indians, Quechua Indians





Relevant



BOTANY--[PLACE]--FOLKLORE

ETHNOBIOLOGY

INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA--FOOD

INDIANS OF SOUTH AMERICA--FOOD

INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA--MEDICINE

INDIANS OF SOUTH AMERICA--MEDICINE

MATERIA MEDICA, VEGETABLE

MEDICINAL PLANTS

PALEOETHNOBOTANY

PLANTS--FOLK-LORE

RAIN FOREST PLANTS





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PHARMACOGNOSY

PSYCHOTROPIC PLANTS

POISONOUS PLANTS

WILD PLANTS, EDIBLE






More General



BOTANY, ECONOMIC

PLANTS, USEFUL

PLANTS AND CIVILIZATION
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BASIC TEXTS 



Balick, Michael J., and Paul Alan Cox. Plants, people and culture: the science of ethnobotany. New York, Scientific American Library, c1996. 228 p. (Scientific American Library series, no. 60)
   Bibliography: p. 209-218.
   GN476.73.B35 1996 <SciRR>

Cotton, C. M. Ethnobotany: principles and applications. Chichester, Eng., New York, John Wiley & Sons, c1996. 424 p.
   Bibliography: p. 375-399.
   GN476.73.C67 1996 <SciRR>

Erichsen-Brown, Charlotte. Use of plants for the past 500 years. Aurora, Ont., Breezy Creeks Press, c1979. 510 p.
   Bibliography: p. 480-501.
   GN560.U6E75 1979 <SciRR>

Ethnobotany: evolution of a discipline. Edited by Richard Evans Schultes and Siri von Reis. Portland, Or., Dioscorides Press, c1995. 414 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   GN476.73.E84 1995 <SciRR>

Martin, Gary J. Ethnobotany: a methods manual. London, New York, Chapman & Hall, 1995. 268 p. (People and plant conservation manuals, v. 1)
   Not yet in LC collections
   Bibliography: p. 253-261.

The Nature and status of ethnobotany. Edited by Richard I. Ford, with a new introduction by Richard I. Ford. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1994. 428 p. (Anthropological papers, no. 67)
   GN2.M5, no. 67
   "Dedicated to Volney H. Jones."
   "Published works of Volney H. Jones": p. 419-428.
   Includes bibliographical references.

Weiner, Michael A. Earth medicine--earth food: plant remedies, drugs, and natural foods of the North American Indians. lst Ballantine Books ed., rev. & expanded. New York, Ballantine Books, c1991. 230 p.
   Bibliography p. 217-218.
   E98.M4W4 1991 <SciRR>
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ADDITIONAL TITLES 



Castetter, Edward Franklin. Uncultivated native plants used as sources of food. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico, 1935. 62 p. (Ethnobiological studies in the American Southwest, 1) (University of New Mexico bulletin, whole no. 266. Biological series, v. 4, no. 1)
   Bibliography: p. 57-59.
   E78.S7C33

Densmore, Frances. How Indians use wild plants for food, medicine, and crafts. New York, Dover, 1974. 119 p. Reprint of Uses of Plants by the Chippewa Indians from the 44th Annual report (1926/27) of the U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology, p. 279-397.
   E99.C6D415 1974

Herrick, James W. Iroquois medical botany. Edited with a foreword by Dean R. Snow. Syracuse, N.Y., Syracuse University Press, 1995. 278 p.
   Bibliography: p. 251-254.
   E99.I7H47 1995

Johnston, A. Plants and the Blackfoot. Lethbridge, Alta., Lethbridge Historical Society, Historical Society of Alberta, 1987. 68 p. (Lethbridge Historical Society. Occasional paper, no. 15)
   Bibliography: p. 64-66.
   E99.S54J58 1987

Medicinal resources of the tropical forest: biodiversity and its importance to human health. Edited by Michael J. Balick, Elaine Elisabetsky, Sarah A. Laird. New York, Columbia University Press, c1996. 440 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RS164.M377 1996 <SciRR>

New directions in the study of plants and people: research contributions from the Institute of Economic Botany. Ghillean T. Prance and Michael J. Balick, editors. Bronx, N.Y., New York Botanical Garden, 1990. 278 p. (Advances in economic botany, v. Cool
   Includes bibliographical references.
   SB108.A45N48 1990

Niethammer, Carolyn J. American Indian food and lore. New York, Macmillan, 1974. 191 p.
   Bibliography: p. 175-178.
   E78.S7N53 1974

Schultes, Richard Evans, and Robert F. Raffauf. The healing forest: medicinal and toxic plants of the northwest Amazonia. Portland, Or., Dioscorides Press, c1990. 484 p. (Historical, ethno- & economic botany series, v. 2)
   Bibliography: p. 475-476.
   QK99.A47S38 1990 <SciRR>

Scully, Virginia. A treasury of American Indian herbs: their lore and their use for food, drugs, and medicine. New York, Crown Publishers, 1970. 306 p.
   Bibliography: p. 296-302.
   E98.B7S3 1970

Vogel, Virgil J. American Indian medicine. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1970. 583 p. (The Civilization of the American Indian series, 95) Expanded version of the author's thesis, University of Chicago.
   Bibliography: p. 473-517.
   E98.M4V6
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SPECIALIZED TITLES 



Berlin, Brent. Ethnobiological classification: principles of categorization of plants and animals in traditional societies. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, c1992. 335 p.
   Bibliography: p. 291-308.
   GN468.4.B47 1992

Davis, Wade. One river: explorations and discoveries in the Amazon rain forest. New York, Simon & Schuster, c1996. 537 p.
   Bibliography: p. 493-515.
   GN20.D38 1996

Cole, John N. Amaranth, from the past for the future. Emmaus, Pa., Rodale Press, c1979. 311 p.
   Bibliography: p. 290-300.
   SB191.A42C64

Duke, James A. The green pharmacy: new discoveries in herbal remedies for common diseases and conditions from the world's foremost authority on healing herbs. Emmaus, Pa., Rodale Press; New York, Distributed in the book trade by St. Martin's Press, c1997. 507 p.
   RM666.H33D847 1997 <SciRR>

Eating on the wild side: the pharmacologic, ecologic, and social implications of using noncultigens. Nina L. Etkin, editor. Tucson, University of Arizona Press, c1994. 305 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   GN476.73.E27 1994

Grime, William Ed. Ethno-botany of the Black Americans. Algonac, Mich., Reference Publications, l979. 237 p.
   Published in 1976 under the title, Botany of the Black Americans.
   Bibliography: p. 202-204.
   E185.89.E8G74 1979 <SciRR>

Johns, Timothy. With bitter herbs they shall eat it: chemical ecology and the origins of human diet and medicine. Tucson, University of Arizona Press, c1990. 356 p.
   Bibliography: p. 305-338.
   GN476.73.J64 1990

Tyler, Varro E. The honest herbal: a sensible guide to the use of herbs and related remedies. 3rd ed. New York, Pharmaceutical Products Press, 1992. 375 p.
   Rev. ed. of The new honest herbal.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RM666.H33T94 1993 <SciRR>
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                          SELECTED TITLES REFLECTING DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS 






NORTH AMERICA



Ethnobotany of the Nitinaht Indians of Vancouver Island, by Nancy J. Turner and others. Victoria, B.C., Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Govt. Services, Provincial Secretary, Govt. of Canada, Parks Canada, Western Region, c1983. 165 p. (Occasional papers of the British Columbia Provincial Museum, no. 24)
   Bibliography: p. 132-134.
   QH71.V6A24, no. 24

Gilmore, Melvin R. Uses of plants by the Indians of the Missouri River region. Enl. ed. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1991. 125 p. Revision of the author's thesis, University of Nebraska, 1914.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   E99.M82G55 1991

Hart, Jeff. Montana--native plants and early peoples. Researched and written by Jeff Hart. Helena, Montana Historical Society Press, 1992. 75 p.
   Bibliography: p. 74-75.
   E78.M9H28 1992

Holmes, Walter C. Flore louisiane: an ethno-botanical study of French-speaking Louisiana. Lafayette, La., Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, c1990. 145 p.
   Bibliography: p. 143-145.
   QK164.H65 1990

Kindscher, Kelly. Medicinal wild plants of the prairie: an ethnobotanical guide. Lawrence, University Press of Kansas, c1992. 340 p.
   Bibliography: p. 299-313.
   E78.G73K56 1992

King, Frances B. Plants, people, and paleoecology: biotic communities and aboriginal plant usage in Illinois. Springfield, Ill., Illinois State Museum, 1984. 224 p. (Illinois State Museum. Scientific papers, v. 20)
   Bibliography: p. 209-216.
   E78.I3K56 1984

Krauss, Beatrice H. Ethnobotany of the Hawaiians. Honolulu, Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawaii, 1975. 32 p. (Harold L. Lyon Arboretum lecture, no. 5)
   Bibliography: p. 31-32.
   DU624.65.K7

Kuhnlein, Harriet V., and Nancy J. Turner. Traditional plant foods of Canadian indigenous peoples: nutrition, botany, and use. Philadelphia, Gordon and Breach, c1991. 633 p. (Food and nutrition in history and anthropology, v. Cool
   Bibliography: p. 485-512.
   E78.C2K92 1991

Mead, George R. The ethnobotany of the California Indians: a compendium of the plants, their users, and their uses. Greeley, Museum of Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado, 1972- (Occasional publications in anthropology. Ethnology series, no. 30, etc.)
   E78.C15M4

Moore, Michael. Medicinal plants of the mountain West: a guide to the identification, preparation, and uses of traditional medicinal plants found in the mountains, foothills, and upland areas of the American West. Santa Fe, N.M., Museum of New Mexico Press, c1979. 200 p.
   Bibliography: p. 194-196.
   QK99.U6M66 1979

Turner, Nancy J. Food plants of coastal First Peoples. Vancouver, UBC Press, c1995. 164 p. First published as Food Plants of British Columbia Indians. Pt. 1. Coastal Peoples. British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1975. (Handbook, no. 34)
   Bibliography: p. 151-158.
   E78.B9T87 1995

Stevenson, Matilda Coxe. The Zuni Indians and their uses of plants. New York, Dover, 1993. 68 p.
   Originally published as Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, in the thirtieth Annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1908-1909. Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1915.
   E99.Z9S78 1993

Thompson ethnobotany: knowledge and usage of plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia. Nancy J. Turner and others. Victoria, Royal British Columbia Museum, 1990. 335 p. (Royal British Columbia Museum. Memoir, no. 3)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   E99.N96T39 1990
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SOUTH AMERICA



Balee, William L. Footprints of the forest: Ka'apor ethnobotany--the historical ecology of plant utilization by an Amazonian people. New York, Columbia University Press, c1994. 396 p.
   Bibliography: 363-382.
   F2520.1.U7B35 1994

Bastien, Joseph William. Healers of the Andes: Kallawaya herbalists and their medicinal plants. Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press, 1987. 198 p.
   Bibliography, p. 182-190.
   F3320.2.C3B365 1987

Mahabir, Noor Kumar. Medicinal and edible plants used by East Indians of Trinidad & Tobago. 2nd ed. Trinidad, W.I., Chakra Pub. House, 1991. 166 p.
   Bibliography, p. 158-160.
   F2119.M35 1991

Morton, Julia Frances. Atlas of medicinal plants of Middle America: Bahamas to Yucatan. Springfield, Ill, Thomas, c1981. 1420 p.
   Bibliography: p. 1297-1319.
   QK99.C315M67 <SciRR>

Plotkin, Mark J. Tales of a shaman's apprentice: an ethnobotanist searches for new medicines in the Amazon rain forest. New York, Viking, 1993. 318 p.
   Bibliography: p. 291-297.
   F2230.1.B7P56 1993

Seaforth, C. E. Natural products in Caribbean folk medicine. St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I., University of the West Indies, c1988. 140 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RS164.S475 1988

Schultes, Richard Evans. Where the gods reign: plants and peoples of the Colombian Amazon. Oracle, Ariz., Synergetic Press, c1988. 306 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   F2270.S38 1988
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RELATED TITLES 



Boyle, Wade. Official herbs: botanical substances in the United States pharmacopoeias, 1820-1990. East Palestine, Ohio, Buckeye Naturopathic Press, c1991. 77 p.
   RS141.2.B68 1991

Heiser, Charles Bixler, Jr. Seed to civilization: the story of food. New ed. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1990. 228 p.
   Bibliography: p. 217-221.
   S419.H44 1990

Hiles, Harold T. Guide to protein and nutritional values of plants used by Native Americans of the Southwest. Fairacres, N.M., H. T. Hailes, c1993. 119 p.
   Bibliography: p. 103-119.
   E78.S7H66 1993

Kavasch, E. Barrie. Native harvests: recipes and botanicals of the American Indian. New York, Vintage Books, 1979. 202 p.
   Bibliography: p. 183-188.
   E98.F7K38 1979b

Nabhan, Gary Paul. Enduring seeds: Native American agriculture and wild plant conservation. San Francisco, North Point Press, 1989. 225 p.
   Bibliography: p. 205-217.
   E98.A3N33 1989

Prehistoric food production in North America. Edited by Richard I. Ford. Ann Arbor, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1985. 411 p. (Anthropological papers, no. 75)
   Bibliography: p. 365-411.
   GN2.M5, no. 75
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HANDBOOKS, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, AND DICTIONARIES 



Duke, James. A. Handbook of northeastern Indian medicinal plants. Lincoln, Mass., Quarterman Publications, c1986. 212 p. (Bioactive plants, v. 3)
   Bibliography: p. 172-174.
   E98.E2D85 1986

Duke, James A., and Rodolfo Vasquez. Amazonian ethnobotanical dictionary. Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, c1994. 215 p.
   Bibliography: p. 213-215.
   GN564.P4D85 1994 <SciRR>

Handbook of Latin American studies. 1935- Austin, University of Texas.
   Also available on the Internet. Search under term, Ethnobotany.
   Z1605.H23 <MRR Alc>

Hutchens, Alma R. A handbook of native American herbs. Boston, Shambhala; New York, Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 1992. 256 p.
   E98.B7H87 1992

Lyon, William S. Encyclopedia of Native American healing. Santa Barbara, Calif., ABC-CLIO, c1996. 373 p.
   Bibliography: p. 335-351.
   E98.M4L96 1996

Moerman, Daniel E. American medical ethnobotany: a reference dictionary. New York, Garland Pub., 1977. 527 p. (Garland reference library of social science, v. 34)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   E98.M4M67

Ratsch, Christian. The dictionary of sacred and magical plants. Translated by John Baker. Santa Barbara, Calif., ABC-CLIO, 1992. 223 p.
   Rev. translation of Lexikon der Zauberpflanzen.
   Bibliography: p. 185-211.
   GR780.R3813 1992

Selected guidelines for ethnobotanical research: a field manual. Edited by Miguel N. Alexiades, with assistance from Jennie Wood Sheldon. Bronx, N.Y., New York Botanical Garden, 1996. 306 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   GN476.73.S453 1996

Von Reis, Siri. Drugs and foods from little-known plants; notes in Harvard University herbaria. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1973. 366 p.
   Bibliography: p. 345.
   QK99.A567 <SciRR>
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ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION 

Ethnobotany Specialist Group
c/o Prof. Richard Evans Schultes
Botanical Museum
Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: (617) 495-2326
Fax: (617) 495-5667
Scientists interested in the conservation of tropical rain forests and the knowledge and use of jungle plants by local inhabitants. Conducts research and maintains a library.

Society of Ethnobiology
c/o Gayle Fritz
Dept. of Anthropology
Washington University
Campus Box 1114
St. Louis, MO 63130
Telephone: (314) 935-8588
Fax: (314) 935-8535
Individuals and institutions interested in the relationship between plants and animals and specific peoples or regions, which can also include the study of the medicinal uses of plant and animal products. Publishes the Journal of Ethnobiology and maintains a library.

Also, the Internet offers a growing number of ethnobotanical sites, such as Access Excellence: Botany Websites--a site to unify global information regarding ethnobotanical research. This site, built and maintained by the Missouri Botanical Garden and Harvard University Herbaria, provides a link to a wealth of botanical resources (URL: http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/botany.html). Ethnobotany sites may include records of plant uses world-wide, interviews with ethnobotanists, descriptions of courses, photographs of herbaria specimens, textual material, bibliographies, and/or links to still other ethnobotanical sites on the Web.





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« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2008, 03:49:47 pm »

The plant that changed my world is coffee, it's what fuels my brain, without it I would be like a used car salesman someone who can only say what they are trained to. Grin   I guess that's kind of like a politician too. Cool

(I mean no offence to used car salesmens or politicians Wink.)
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« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2008, 09:08:55 am »






Wind,

I wholeheartedly agree with you about coffee!!!  But.....


This section is



                               PLANTS OF THE AMERICAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD



I don't believe coffee falls under this category.
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« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2008, 11:15:24 pm »

I'm sorry Bianca I hadn't had my coffee yet when I posted that Grin I'll read more carefully next time Wink
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LOL, Wind, no problem!!!
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                                           "Crops originating from the Americas"






A



Adirondack Red potato

Agave

Amaranth grain

Andean Walnut

Annona reticulata





B



Babaco

Bell pepper

Berberis buxifolia

Brazil nut





C



Capsicum

Cassava

Castilla elastica

Chayote

Chenopodium berlandieri

Chicle

Coca

Cocoa

Common bean





F



Feijoa

Fique





G



Guava





H



Hordeum pusillum

Hylocereus undatus





I



Italian sweet pepper





J



Jerusalem artichoke

Juglans cinerea

Jícama





L



Lúcuma





M



Maize

Mirabilis expansa





O



Oca

Opuntia ficus-indica





P



Para rubber tree

Peanut

Pecan

Pineapple

Platonia

Pumpkin





Q



Quinoa





S



Sapodilla

Sisal

Squash (plant)

Sugar-apple

Sunflower seed

Sweet potato





T



tobacco

Tomato





U



Ugni molinae





V



Vanilla

Vitis labrusca





W



Wild rice




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