By Paul E. Minnis
This reader in ethnobotany comprises fourteen chapters geared up in 4 elements. Paul Minnis presents a normal advent; the authors of the part introductions are Catherine S. Foeler (ethnoecology), Cecil H. Brown (folk classification), Timothy Jones (foods and medicines), and Richard I. Ford (agriculture).Ethnobotany: A Reader is meant to be used as a textbook in top department undergraduate and graduate classes in monetary botany, ethnobotany, and human ecology. The ebook brings jointly for the 1st time formerly released magazine articles that supply varied views on a wide selection of subject matters in ethnobotany. individuals contain: Janis B. Alcorn, M. Kat Anderson, Stephen B. Brush, Robert A. Bye, George F. Estabrook, David H. French, Eugene S. Hunn, Charles F. Hutchinson, Eric Mellink, Paul E. Minnis, Brian Morris, Gary P. Nabhan, Amadeo M. Rea, Karen L. Reichhardt, Jan Timbrook, Nancy J. Turner, and Robert A. Voeks.
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4'5dc21 99-047294 CIP The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. ¥ Copyright © 2000 by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. All rights reserved. A. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Page v CONTENTS Introduction Paul E. Minnis 3 Part One. Ethnoecology Ethnoecology: An Introduction Catherine S. Fowler 13 1. Factors Influencing Botanical Resource Perception among the Huastec: Suggestions for Future Ethnobotanical Inquiry Janis B.
Warren, D. , L. J. Sikkerveer, and D. Brokensha, eds. 1995. The Cultural Dimension of Development: Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Intermediate Technological Publications, London. Page 17 Chapter One Factors Influencing Botanical Resource Perception among the Huastec: Suggestions for Future Ethnobotanical Inquiry Janis B. Alcorn Introduction This paper focuses on the botanical resource perception of individual human actors who sustain themselves in a moist tropical northeastern Mexican environment emicly understood on Huastec terms.
Useful plant lists collected from indigenous people are often touted as the empirically valuable results of millennia of native experimentation designed to fine-tune the human to his environment. It is generally felt that, unless a "superstitious" basis for a plant's use is clear, the plants are listed as specific kinds of resources because they have the physical properties which answer standard human needs and would very likely serve these purposes well in any context where they are available.